Come and take a transcendentalist walk with us through Manito Park.
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. -Henry David Thoreau
The duck pond is a great place to picnic or just to relax and feed the birds.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another part of the park is the Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden, which changes from week to week.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. -Aristotle
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Nishinomiya Japanese Garden was completed in 1974 and symbolizes the friendship of Spokane, Washington with its sister city, Nishinomiya, Japan.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. -Zeno
Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Gaisler Conservatory has seasonal displays of flowers, succulents, cacti, orchids, and other tropical plants.
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free- margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things. -Walt Whitman
Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our brows, and take up a little life into our pores. -Henry David Thoreau
The Rose Hill Rose Garden is especially popular from late June to August.
A man is related to all nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be great is to be misunderstood. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The lesser known Lilac Garden sits behind the Rose Garden and has many varieties of the Lilac City's favorite flower.
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more formal Duncan Garden encompasses three acres of flowers and a large granite fountain.
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. -Henry David Thoreau
A lake is the landscapes most beautiful and expressive feature. -Henry David Thoreau
We hope you have enjoyed this walk through Manito Park, along with the simplicity and importance of nature that is found here.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -Ralph Waldo Emerson