One of my favorite historical gardens, The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens will open for the season on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Located in Edwidge Woldson Park, the Gardens are owned and operated by the City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Department. Re-discovered in 1998, the Gardens were restored in 2007 to the time they flourished between 1911 and 1914 with community funds from grants, donations, and a substantial gift from Myrtle Woldson in honor of her mother Edwidge Woldson.
Located at 507 West Seventh Avenue, the Moore-Turner property was purchased by the Spokane Park Board in 1945 along with the adjacent D.C. Corbin property to form a park close to the city center. Previously named Pioneer Park, the park is being dedicated Edwidge Woldson Park on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Mayor Verner will officiate.
Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, west of Corbin Art Center, are open to the public weekends in May beginning Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After Memorial Day through August the Gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Monday & Tuesday). The Gardens and the D.C. Corbin House (Corbin Art Center) are listed on the local, state, and national historic registers and are situated in the Marycliff/Cliff Park National Register Historic District. For additional information please call the Corbin Art Center at (509) 625-6677.