|The Duck Pond is a central feature at Spokane's Manito Park. (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Duncan Gardens in Manito Park. (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Central fountain (Julianne G. Crane|
- Duncan Garden (above) is a formal 3-acre European garden with a large central granite fountain (right); designed and built in 1913.
The arrangement of the flower beds and plants make the Duncan Garden symmetrical. This is a popular location for engagement and wedding pictures.
|Ferris Perennial Garden (Julianne G. Crane)|
- Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden features hundreds of colorful perennial plants painstakingly cared for by an army of volunteer master gardeners.
|Thousands of roses (Julianne G. Crane)|
- Nishinomiya Japanese Garden was created in honor of Nishinomiya, Japan, Spokane's sister city. In 1967 noted landscape architect Nagao Sakurai began its design. After his stroke in 1973, designs were completed by Shosuke Nagai and Hirohiko Kawai and the garden was dedicated in 1974.
|RVer Jimmy Smith (left) relaxing in Manito Park's Japanese Garden. (Julianne G. Crane)|
17th Ave and Grand Blvd. in Spokane, Wash., USA.
Open daily without charge.
Sources of information:
- Manito Park.org, Wikipedia,
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