Summer Event - Picnic for the Pond

The Friends of Manito is hosting a Picnic to benefit Mirror Pond, Sunday, July 20, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in lower Manito Park at the Rotary picnic shelter. Dinners tickets are sold out but you can still attending the event and bring your own picnic dinner. Noli Brewhouse will be there serving beer and wine at the no-host bar.

Next Education Class

Saturday, July 26, 10:00 a.m.
Photographing your Garden
in the Manito Meeting Room
Claudia Biggs, will discuss how to take better photographs of flowers, better than just snapshots, paying attention to simple rules of composition, uses of light sources, watching for background details and manipulation of camera settings.


Manito Park is a dazzling 90 acre city park located on Spokane's South Hill. The Friends of Manito encourage you to experience the many gardens at Manito Park which include the distinguished Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, the Renaissance style Duncan Garden, the Joel E Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill, the Lilac Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and the experimental dahlia and iris gardens. There are areas for family gatherings and two separate play areas and a softball field.


Who are The Friends of Manito?

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The Friends of Manito is a non-profit group that supports Manito Park by providing funds to improve the park. Since 1990, the group has raised over $708,000 funding over 60 projects, including the lower playground equipment, the Duncan Garden gazebo, the Rose Garden pergolas, the upper park sprinkler system, the "Walk of Hope" sidewalk, and most of the park sign-age to name a few.

The funds are raised through major plant sales. They include the Fall Plant Sale (September 6, 2014), Garden Expo at the Spokane Community College (May 9, 2015), and the Spring Plant Sale
(June 6, 2015).

Approximately 100 volunteers work from February to September to prepare and host these events. We love our volunteers and we thank them for making Manito Park a city jewel.

The Friends of Manito Members receive special discounts at the following businesses.

Alpine Bark Blowing 10%
Home Fire Wood Company - 10%
Northwest Plant Health Care 10%
Northwest Seed and Pet 15%
Sherwin Williams Paint Store on Grand Blvd. 15%-25%
Spokane Landscaping 10%
Wittkopf Landscape Supplies 10%

To Join the Friends of Manito call or email us at
Telephone: (509) 456-8038

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Members receive special discounts at the following businesses.

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