Events for 2017

Garden Expo

May 13, 2017

Spokane Community College Lawn

The Friends of Manito booth at Garden Expo will be packed with a selection of beautiful flowering plants as well as mixed containers, and fabulous foliage plants.  There will be cacti and succulents in clever containers, fairy gardens, heart-shaped topiaries, home décor and garden art. 

Some of the flowering bulbs that we will have for sale are spectacular ornamental onions, majestic red and yellow crown imperials, and tender iron cross shamrocks.  There will also be a large selection of begonias, cannas, coleus and caladiums. 

We will be offering beautiful mixed containers with colorful foliage, checkerboard hibiscus, shrimp plant, and geraniums.  Some of the foliage plants that we will be selling are asparagus ferns, ficus, rubber plants, philodendron, bananas, piggy back, swedish ivy, spider plants, and needle point ivy.

Come and visit our booth and take home a Mother’s Day gift.

Fritillaria & other bulbs
Colorful Houseplants
An Array of Succulents
Variegated & Red Rubber Trees
Ornamental Onions
Mixed Containers







Garden Art
Home Decor




Spring Plant Sale


June 3, 2017

Parking Lot East of Gaiser Conservatory

Members receive 10% off their purchases

We’ve got what you are looking for! Whether it’s pollinator plants, butterfly host plants, drought tolerant, deer resistant, edible, sun or shade, rain garden plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, vines, zone 4 hardy plants and tropical plants, we will have lots to choose from! Find plants not found anywhere else in town. We’ve even got garden art for an unusual garden focal point.

  • Lots of kids’ activities!
  • Pet a goat from River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary!
  • Personal Potters will pot up a pollinator garden or any plants of your choosing.  They will also be helping customers plant their own fairy hypertufa gardens.
  • Clash of the Containers – People will compete to plant the most beautiful containers
  • There will be a raffle for a beautiful garden bench, and you needn’t be present to win.
Garden-in-a-Box with 5 pre-planned gardens – They can be ordered in advance online and picked up at the sale!
  • For the Child in us All
  • Dry Shade
  • Xeric
  • Pollinator
  • Deer Resistant & Cold Hardy
Be Sure to Check Out:
  • Communities in Schools – They will do anything it takes to keep kids in school! Donate to this great cause & get a free plant from us!
  • River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary – Many animals are in urgent need for the kind & caring place provided here! Donate to River’s Wish and get a free plant from us!
  • Live music with Barking Katz and Men of Rhythm
  • Spokane Butterfly Society
  • Spokane Audubon Society
  • Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board
  • WSU Master Gardeners
Require full or part sun
Sun plants
Need full or part shade
Shade Plants
Children’s Activities
Experts to help you find the perfect plants


Rivers Wish Animal Sanctuary





Music By:
Men of Rhythm
Barking Katz



Pollinator Event

June 10, 2017

Parking Lot East of Gaiser Conservatory

Presented by The Friends of Manito in the Manito Park Meeting Room

Check out pollinator books from the
South Hill Public Library.
Storyteller Susanne Miller will be reading
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
by Eric Carle

Kids & adults can make pollinator craft

Make Mason Bee houses

View bees up close in an observation hive.

Hold live moths and cocoons.
The Nature Smith will display these and other fascinating preserved insects.

See magnified insect wings projected onto a screen.

Purchase caterpillar host plants and nectar plants.

A donation of $5 is suggested


Fall Plant Sale

September 9, 2017

Parking Lot East of Gaiser Conservatory


Renaissance Faire

September 23, 2017

Meadow East of Duncan Garden



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