desert botanical garden Archives

Desert Botanical Garden breaks ground on butterfly exhibit

Desert Botanical Garden
by in Experience AZ Magazine

The Desert Botanical Garden will break ground on a new, expanded butterfly exhibit on November 16, 2016. Opening in March 2017, the new Butterfly Pavilion will be located on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail and will feature hundreds of live butterflies, as well as a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber. The Garden’s newest exhibit will… Read More →

Desert Botanical Garden announces new trustees

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden appointed several local leaders to the Garden’s Board of Trustees, which include: John Burnside, an attorney with the Phoenix-based law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP, has been appointed to the Desert Botanical Garden Board of Trustees. He is rejoining the board of trustees following six years of service from 2009 to 2015. His… Read More →

Cox names Shawn Redfield as 2016 Cox Conserves Hero

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Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land named Shawn Redfield as Arizona’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The program is sponsored locally by Desert Botanical Garden, and as Redfield’s nonprofit of choice, Arizona Trail Association, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Desert Botanical Garden board

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The Desert Botanical Garden Foundation elected Fennemore Craig’s nonprofit and tax-exempt practice group chair, Laura Lo Bianco, to its Board of Directors. “Service to the communities in which we live and work is an important aspect of our firm’s culture,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Laura on her election to the Desert… Read More →

Botanical Garden’s Gertrude’s unveils new menus

Gertrudes Cider Cured Duck Breast
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Gertrude’s, the highly touted full-service restaurant located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden, is now serving its new Fall menus at lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Under the direction of Executive Chef Matthew Taylor, Gertrude’s ingredient-driven seasonal menus meld extraordinary fresh flavors with subtle Southern and local influences. “The diversity of what we grow onsite… Read More →

ORION announces two multifamily transactions in Phoenix

Maryland East Apartments

ORION Investment Real Estate has announced the sale of two small apartment communities located in the Phoenix MSA. Located off the Loop 202 Freeway and Van Buren Street, Belaflora Condominiums sold for $1,255,000 or $83,667 per unit. This 15-unit portfolio sale of Class “A” Condos is part of a larger 185-unit complex within a strong… Read More →

Scottsdale resorts offer hot discounts that beat the heat

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

When you envision Scottsdale during the summer, do you see a dry, barren desert, where weather-worn locals proclaim through parched lips, “At least it’s a dry heat”? Well, think again. Locals have a secret weapon that helps them survive May, June, July and August. We’ll let you in on the secret. Scottsdale’s 70 hotels and… Read More →

Gertrude’s introduces summer menus

Gertrude's Summer 15 Crudo

Gertrude’s, the highly touted full-service restaurant just inside the Desert Botanical Garden, has introduced new menu items for summer. Under the direction of Executive Chef Matthew Taylor, Gertrude’s ingredient-driven menus burst with fresh and unexpected flavors. “Summer always re-energizes us about produce and the beautiful vegetables that the season brings particularly tomatoes, asparagus, English peas… Read More →

2015 Positively Powerful Women Awards on June 5

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This year, the 8th Annual Positively Powerful Women Awards Luncheon celebration will be a part of the Positively Powerful Leadership Conference, a day filled with outstanding local and national speakers who will empower and inform participants in an exciting, dynamic and uplifting environment. The Positively Powerful Leadership Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to… Read More →

Bono, restaurant week and more to do this week

Short ribs and mashed potatoes at Paul Martin's American Grill. Photo by Shavon Rose

Arizona Restaurant Week Experience Arizona’s finest restaurants with special prix-fixe 3-course meals at over 100 restaurants statewide. The event, which spans 10 days, celebrates local restaurants and world-renowned chefs by giving diners the opportunity to try the state’s best restaurants at a special price. Diners’ options range from exotic Ethiopian and Brazilian food to modern… Read More →

Things to do this week: Jan. 19 to 25

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Flag Football In the spirit of the Super Bowl coming to the valley this week, why not get out and play some football for yourself? The city of Peoria is hosting flag football games in honor of the Super Bowl. Teams can consist of 8-14 players 18 years old and up for adult teams. Each… Read More →

Things to do this weekend

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This weekend, there is something for everyone to do all day and all night. You can rock out at a music festival or pool party and keep the party going all night at the grand opening of a new club. If you want to spend your evenings doing something a little more low key visit… Read More →

YWCA Honors Valley Women at Tribute to Leadership

The YWCA of Maricopa County has announced its Tribute to Leadership Honorees who will be honored at the 20th Anniversary Tribute to Leadership Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona. The Tribute to Leadership Gala is a special evening set aside to recognize the outstanding individuals who have given… Read More →

Gertrude’s Plans Salt Smitten Dinner Oct. 24

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by in Date Night

Chef Stephen Eldridge knows a good thing when he sees it, and beyond that, the guy knows how to cook too. A recent trip to Gertrude’s for their Crafty Beer Dinner Part II, featured the Grand Canyon Brewing from Williams and their award winning line of craft beers and unique Flavor Bomb brews. I was… Read More →