Spokane's John A. Finch Arboretum Year Round Easy


The Finch Arboretum features trees, shrubs and ground cover that are native as well as plants from around the world. There are currently over 2000 labeled trees and shrubs representing 600 species and varieties including 120 genera. The Arboretum surrounds Garden Springs Creek, that has several drops and cascades, as well as meandering wide spots along the creek. There really isn't a bad time to visit the Arboretum, but I most enjoy the fall colors of October and November. In late November all the leaves are on the ground, and along the creek. The images of the creek with millions of leaves is quit spectacular. To get to The Finch Arboretum, drive west on 2nd Avenue across Latah Creek bridge and about 3 to 4 blocks up Sunset Hill. There is a good sign to direct you to the parking area. Also drive down stream through the housing area for more views of the trees along the creek.


Cool things to see: Cascading creek, flowering trees, seasonal trees, reflections on the creek and scenic views along the creek.

All photographs are copyrighted by Chic Burge and are not to be copied.

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