Friends of Moore-Turner annual Put the Gardens to Bed fundraiser

Karen Gendron, Event Chairman, 509.327.0452

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

The Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens invite the community to the annual Put the Gardens to Bed event on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. The event signaling the closing of the Gardens for winter features cellist Helen Byrne in the Gardens from 5:00 to 6:00, wine and cheese in the adjacent Corbin Art Center from 6:00 to 7:00, and a historic landscape presentation by Marsha Rooney, MAC Senior Curator of History at 7:00. This event will be held at the Corbin Art Center and the adjacent Gardens located at 507 W 7th.


Members: $5
Non-members: $10

Visitors are invited to tour the Heritage Gardens while listening to lovely music by Helen Byrne; move to the Corbin Art Center to enjoy wine, cheeses, and mingling; and gather for the photo presentation. Marsha Rooney states, “Today we text photos in an instant, but imagine having a professional photographer create an artistic photo album just to document your home's landscape. Spokane's Gordon and Campbell families did just that, and each album eventually found its way into the collection of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.” The Gordon home, Undercliff, is now part of the Marycliff complex west of the Heritage Gardens.

In the Gardens, signs guide visitors through pathways explaining the accurately restored, award winning hillside landscape and the history behind recovering the Gardens. The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are free and open to the public with the following Fall schedule:

September: Weekends
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Gardens will reopen mid-May 2014

The Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens (FMT) is dedicated to supporting the continued preservation and ongoing maintenance of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens through community education, volunteer organization, and fundraising events. The Gardens are owned by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. FMTZ is a 501(c)(3) organization.