Sept. 29 column: Finch Arboretum

Finch ArboretumHere is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Autumn is showtime for arboretum. It’s all about Finch Arboretum, which is on the west side of Spokane. This is such a wonderful time of year to visit this park because the leaves are turning color and there is so much to explore there.

Finch ArboretumI also included some information on this year’s Fall Leaf Festival at the arboretum. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be all sorts of fun activities to participate in, no matter what the weather. The event is free so I hope you can go to it.

Finch Arboretum is located at 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Directions: From downtown Spokane, take Second Ave. west to Sunset Highway. From west of Spokane, take the Garden Springs exit off I-90 and go east down Sunset Highway. There will be a sign and entrance on the south side of the road.

If you need more information, you can call (509) 624-4832.

The top photo is of a Red Sunset maple and the other one is an American Yellowwood, both of which can be found at Finch Arboretum. I should note that I took these photos a couple of years ago, so I don’t know how their fall colors are looking at this moment!