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John A. Finch Arboretum Annual Fall Leaf Festival

Finch Arboretum Fall Leaf Festival

Release Date: 10/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

CONTACT: Sally Sullivan, 624-4832

Join in the fun as Spokane Parks and Recreation presents the Arboretum’s Annual Fall Leaf Festival this Saturday, October 16th. The HUGE pile of leaves will be on the grounds, crafts for young and old, and lots of information booths on landscaping, pruning, and improving our environment.

Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers is hosting a Compost Fair as part of the festivities. Spokane County residents who complete the activities will receive a free compost bin.

This event is FREE and is held rain or shine.

For more information please call 509.624.4832 or 509.363.5455. Directions to the Arboretum are on our web site, Participants Include:

  • City Of Spokane Water Stewardship Program
  • Corbin Art Center
  • Federated Garden Clubs
  • Inland Empire Iris Society
  • Inland NW Arborist Association
  • Living Green Program
  • Manito Park’s Rose Gardener
  • National Weather Service
  • Northeast Youth Center
  • Plant a Row for the Hungry
  • Regional Solid Waste – Master Composters
  • Spokane County Conservation District
  • Spokane Floral
  • Spokane Lilac Society
  • Spokane Parks and Recreation
  • Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
  • Urban Forestry
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • WSU Master Gardeners
  • Green Zone
  • Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • Community Canopy

About the Arboretum

The John A. Finch Arboretum is located in southwest Spokane on 65 acres of wooded hills along the Garden Springs Creek. The Arboretum is a botanical collection of trees and woody plants that have been labeled for field study. The collection has been planted along the Garden Springs Creek and contains a wide variety of native and cultivated plant aerial which is compatible with growing conditions in Spokane. Arboretum grounds are open daily during standard park hours. Admission is free. Download the Walking Guide on the Parks and Recreation web site, for a self-guided tour of some of the Arboretum's collections and specimen trees. For additional information please call the Arboretum at 509.624.4832.

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