The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens is Spokane’s version of the Secret Garden. A garden forgotten and overlooked until 1997 when it was revealed during the clean up of an ice storm. The garden opened it’s gates to the public in 2007.
When you visit be sure to wear sturdy shoes. Some paths in the garden are incredibly steep and can be hard to get your footing on, some of the stairs are bumpy and uneven. If you are up for the trek it is worth it to explore this hidden gem of a garden with great history and wonderful views of the city!
If a volunteer is staffing the garden during your visit be sure to peruse their notebook full of photos of the old mansions that used to surround the garden.
The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are located inside of Edwidge Woldson Park (507 W 7th).
The gardens are open:
May: Weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm
June-August: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
September: Weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Art in Bloom, a fundraising event for the gardens, is happening Friday, September 9, 2016 from Noon-8:00 pm and Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm at the Corbin Art Center (507 W 7th Ave).