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The Olmsteds in the Northwest

When: Thu., July 6, 6:30-9 p.m. 2017

Public parks across the city of Spokane and its outskirts share an important significance in American horticultural and landscape history. Many of these century-old greenspaces came into existence thanks to the recommendation of the famous Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm, whose iconic works also include Central Park and the U.S. Capitol grounds. Locals can learn more about the Olmsteds’ work in Spokane at a presentation by Seattle botanist Kathy Mendelson hosted by The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG). In a landmark report commissioned by Spokane city leaders at the turn of the 20th century, the Olmsteds recommended the construction of parks across Spokane and around its iconic river gorge. Most of them still exist for our enjoyment today, including Manito, Corbin, Lincoln, Liberty, High Bridge and Palisades parks, and the sprawling Finch Arboretum.

Thu, July 6 at 6:30 pm • Free • CenterPlace Regional Event Center • 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley • tieg.org

Forrest Holt

Price: Free