I absolutely love flowers, nurseries, gardens and arboretums – basically anything that involves flowers and plants. So, it’s no surprise that I love visiting Manito Park in Spokane, Washington.
Manito Park is a short drive away from downtown Spokane. It’s a large and beautiful park filled with gardens that I’ve written about before, but this was the first time that I was able to visit in the summertime. However, I must admit that I prefer the blossoms in the springtime.
Manito Park is free to visit and there’s plenty of parking all around the park. It’s a nice place to go enjoy the weather, have a picnic and walk around outside.
There are several gardens at Manito Park. The first and probably most beautiful garden is Duncan Garden. It’s the most curated and maintained by the gardeners, and features striking flowers that the gardeners change every year.
Right next to Duncan Garden is the Gaiser Conservatory. The conservatory is really beautiful and full of tropical and desert plants. It’s usually my favorite place at Manito Park, but unfortunately, the Gaiser Conservatory is closed to due COVID-19. The Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden is also closed due to COVID-19.
On the opposite side of the conservatory is the Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden, which is always beautiful in the springtime, but also very pretty in the summertime as well. There are different blossoms in the garden that bloom in different seasons, so this was the first time that I saw the garden with it’s summer blooms.
Probably the prettiest garden in the late summer is the Rose garden on “Rose Hill.” It was full of blossoms and smelled absolutely amazing! When I visit in the springtime, the roses are usually pruned all the way back, so it’s just thorny shrubs. However, when I visited towards the end of summer, the blossoms were blooming and absolutely gorgeous!
Manito Garden also has a Lilac Garden, which is absolutely amazing in the springtime, and several playgrounds that are really fun for kids and families.
I really enjoyed Manito Park in the summertime! As I’ve mentioned before, I typically visit in the springtime, but it was still beautiful in the summer as well. If you’re in the area or visiting Spokane, definitely stop by Manito Park for a few hours!
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