Early in the 20th century, the superintendant of Spokane's gardens removed several cubic yards of loam from the area now called Duncan Gardens.
The fine garden soil found in Manito was used throughout Spokane as a nutrient rich addition to sometimes lacking garden soil. Quality gardening soil consists of a blend of clay, compost and sand. Each element plays a role in a well balanced garden soil.
Today the gardens in and around Spokane are excellent examples of fine gardening and Manito Park on Spokane's South Hill has to be one of the crown jewels.
To see photos of the beautiful gardens in Manito Park - click here.