Discover Spokane’s own secret garden, a place — like its fictional counterpart — that was almost lost to time. This summer, the nonprofit Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are offering a series of guided tours of the exquisitely landscaped hillside garden, originally built between 1911 and 1914. Decades later, in the shadow of the Great Depression, the garden was all but forgotten, its terraced pathways and reflecting pools left to the whims of nature. Rediscovered in 1997 after trees across the steep hillside snapped during Spokane’s 1996 ice storm, previously hidden features of the gardens were revealed to a new generation. A subsequent 10-year restoration process brought the gardens back to life; they reopened to the public in 2007.
Wed, July 6, at 2 pm; upcoming tours on July 17, Aug. 3 and Aug. 21 (times vary) • Free, donations accepted • 507 W. Seventh • heritagegardens.org
— Chey Scott