Classes in August

Register for classes by calling 456-8038
All classes in the Manito Meeting Room (4 W 21st Ave)

Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.
Savoring the Berries - the Unexpected
Cooking Demonstration by Chef Roberto Amodei
from Sicily Spokane

Cooking demonstration by Chef Roberto Amodei of Sicily in Spokane. He will introduce ways to use berries to take center stage in a dish rather than just a garnish. Bring your questions about other plants from the garden and let's get excited about food! Buon Appetito!


Saturday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.
Plants That Have it All
High impact, low-maintenance & easy to grow

Janis Saiki, WSU Master Gardener & TFM Plant Manager


Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, September 6

8:00 a.m. open to TFM members ONLY
9:00 a.m. open to public

Click here - Photo Album
Over 200 pictures

Click here - Complete List of Plants for Sale
PDF file


Manito Park is a dazzling 90 acre city park located on Spokane's South Hill. The Friends of Manito encourage you to experience the many gardens at Manito Park which include the distinguished Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, the Renaissance style Duncan Garden, the Joel E Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill, the Lilac Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and the experimental dahlia and iris gardens. There are areas for family gatherings and two separate play areas and a softball field.


Who are The Friends of Manito?

manito volunteers

The Friends of Manito is a non-profit group that supports Manito Park by providing funds to improve the park. Since 1990, the group has raised over $708,000 funding over 60 projects, including the lower playground equipment, the Duncan Garden gazebo, the Rose Garden pergolas, the upper park sprinkler system, the "Walk of Hope" sidewalk, and most of the park sign-age to name a few.

The funds are raised through major plant sales. They include the Fall Plant Sale (September 6, 2014), Garden Expo at the Spokane Community College (May 9, 2015), and the Spring Plant Sale
(June 6, 2015).

Approximately 100 volunteers work from February to September to prepare and host these events. We love our volunteers and we thank them for making Manito Park a city jewel.

The Friends of Manito Members receive special discounts at the following businesses.

Alpine Bark Blowing 10%
Home Fire Wood Company - 10%
Northwest Plant Health Care 10%
Northwest Seed and Pet 15%
Sherwin Williams Paint Store on Grand Blvd. 15%-25%
Spokane Landscaping 10%
Wittkopf Landscape Supplies 10%

To Join the Friends of Manito call or email us at
Telephone: (509) 456-8038

Send us your email address at to stay current on The Friends of Manito Events.