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John A. Finch Arboretum, Spokane

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John A. Finch Arboretum is a public arboretum located at West 3404 Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, USA on Sunset Hill. It is open daily without charge.

The arboretum was established in 1949 along Garden Springs Creek, and now contains about 2,000 trees and shrubs, including 65 groups of lilacs, as well as a rhododendron grove, conifer and maple collections, and a nature trail. The arboretum lies in a small valley running southwest-to-northeast carved by the creek. I-90 and the Sunset Highway, which use the valley to descend into Spokane from the higher elevation of the Columbia Plateau, respectively form the southern and northern borders of the park.

The arboretum is home to the Touch and See Nature Trail, which is owned by the Girl Scout council in the area. It was refurbished by Darlea Chatburn in 2004 who received her Gold Award after the completion of the project.
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  • Stopped off here and within the first 3 minutes, a moose came running past me! I saw two more during my visit - awesome! Beautiful place to wander around.  more »
  • For 40 plus years, our family has made a habit of visiting the arboretum in October when the leaves are changing color. Depending on what kind of autumn we are having the fall colors can sometimes be ...  more »
  • Beautifully kept arboretum, close to town, but peaceful. Many of the trees are named and older with a nice variety. Plenty of grass to stroll and a building with info.  more »
Google
  • So beautiful and well taken care of. Great for learning of trees in the northwest. Small short hike
  • Was there for a short time but what we saw was beautiful. Map showed trials but we didn't see them. Maybe we didn't look hard enough.
  • Awesome place to take kids to learn bout different species of trees,plants etc. Take a picnic lunch w you and enjoy the day there. Have the kids bring bug catching supplies to check out all the different bugs cuz there's lots to see( hahaha).
  • Amazing park tucked away. Many beautiful species of trees and bushes.
  • Lovely! Was a short visit this time....next time I look forward to exploring more of it.

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