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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  • October 4, 2017
    My husband and I were vacationing in Spokane and stopped by. The fall colors were just starting -what a wonderful and free activity! I was having trouble walking around the arboretum due to a bad knee...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Of course, there are trees, it's an arboretum! And they have some of the greatest trees in Spokane. If you don't find it in the FA it probably won't grow in our area.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 25, 2017
    So beautiful and well taken care of. Great for learning of trees in the northwest. Small short hike
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    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).
  • July 2, 2017
    Amazing park tucked away. Many beautiful species of trees and bushes.
  • May 9, 2017
    Lovely! Was a short visit this time....next time I look forward to exploring more of it.

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