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Celebrate Nature

at the Desert Botanical Garden

A G u i d e to S p r i n g 2011 E ve nts


Ludvic

Steel Jam Session in the Garden Through May 30

Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail Trail closed at sunset Included with membership or paid Garden admission This vibrant sculpture exhibit by local artist Ludvic highlights ten works from his Steel Jam Session series. Ludvic uses materials he finds in junkyards—steel, car parts, tools— and reworks them into lively, impromptu compositions. Ludvic reassembles, reshapes, sandblasts and paints these improbable materials to create whimsical sculptures. The resulting colorful jamboree of steel becomes a stunning highlight in the desert landscape with an array of colors, reflections from sunlight and fascinating shadows. Ludvic is both a painter and sculptor and shows his work regularly in museums around the world. His focus is sustainability, balance and the beauty of renewal. As Ludvic says, “My sculptures are informed by nature, but they do not duplicate nature.” For additional information and to view photos visit dbg.org/ludvic.


A Desert Illuminated

John Schaefer Photography Exhibit

February 25 – May 27 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Daily

Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall / Included with membership or paid Garden admission A Desert Illuminated photography exhibit features 30 photographs of cactus flowers of the Sonoran Desert by John Schaefer. These stunning macro photographs are wrapped in the visual and contextual embrace of a Renaissance-era illuminated manuscript that connects science and art. Schaefer, a photographer and President emeritus of University of Arizona, established the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson along with Ansel Adams. Exhibit generously sponsored by Carol DuVal Whiteman.

Own Your Own John Schaffer Photographs

The photographs in this upcoming exhibition are available for purchase. Additional photos by Schaefer, his book A Desert Illuminated, note cards, and giclees prints are also available for purchase in the Garden Gift Shop and at dbg.org/shop-schaefer.

John Schaefer’s Illuminated Desert Public Lecture

Wednesday / March 16 / 7 – 8:30 p.m. / Members: $15 / General Public: $19

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


Corks & Cactus Saturday & Sunday / February 26 & 27 / 1 – 6 p.m. 1 day ticket Members: $20 / General Public: $30

2 day ticket Members: $35 / General Public: $55

Spend an afternoon at the Garden sampling boutique wines and listening to fabulous music from some of Phoenix’s best local bands. Delicious food pairings will be available for purchase from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events. • Sample 40 different wines each day • All 80 wines will be available to purchase in our retail area • Retail store features wines that are priced at $35 or less, with no sales tax on any wine purchased • Guests are able to mix & match 12 or more bottles and receive 10% off the total purchase price Must be 21 or older to attend, and must show proper identification.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily) Sponsored in part by

Thank you to Alliance Beverage Distributing Company of Arizona for their exclusive support of this event.


Wildflowers at the garden Throughout Spring Visit the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail to experience a kaleidoscope of color as desert wildflowers bloom throughout the spring. Trail closed at sunset. During the months of March and April, visit the Garden’s Wildflower InfoSite at dbg.org/wildflowers to find out where to see this season’s displays of desert wildflowers around Arizona.


Music in the Garden

Spring Concert Series Fridays / March – May, 7 – 9 p.m. / June, 7:30 – 9.:30 p.m. Ullman Terrace / Doors open at 5:30 p.m. / Programming subject to change. Members: $15 General Public: $21

March 4 March 11 March 18 April 1 April 8 April 22 April 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24

Chele’ — Jazz/Lounge/Soul The Brazen Heads — Celtic Rock/Irish Bata Ire — Latin/Soul/Funk Domingo DeGrazia — Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Leila Lopez — Americana/Folk Dennis Rowland — Jazz/R&B/Soul Dry River Yacht Club — Gypsy Fusion/Indie Orchestra Big Nick & the Gila Monsters — Blues Cosmos — Mediterranean/World Beat Bad Cactus Brass Band — New Orleans Jazz/Funk Adam Clark Trio featuring Nicole Pesce — Jazz/Lounge Pete Pancrazi — Jazz Guitar/Bossa Nova Hot Birds & the Chili Sauce — Soul/Memphis Blues The DelRayz — featuring members of Sistah Blue – Blues/Boogie The Sugar Thieves — Delta Blues/Americana

Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted, even if a parent or guardian is present.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily) Sponsored in part by


Spring

Butterfly Exhibit March 5 – May 8 / 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Daily

Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Butterfly Pavilion Members: Free / General Public: $3.50 with paid Garden admission Children under three free Take a stroll through the beautiful Marshall Butterfly Pavilion and surround yourself with hundreds of fluttering butterflies. Watch as butterflies sip nectar from plants and perch in the sun. If you are lucky, one might even land on you! Our special display areas feature butterfly host plants and an activity tent where you can see our scaly-winged friends up close.

Presented by

Additional support provided by The Fred Maytag Family Foundation.


16th Annual Scottsdale Artists League

Spring Paintout March 5 – April 3

Saturdays / March 5, 12, 19, 26 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. throughout the Garden Included with membership or paid Garden admission Show & Sale, April 1 – 3 / Stardust Foundation Plaza Friday & Saturday / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artist meet and greet / Friday / April 1 / 4 – 6 p.m. The Scottsdale Artists League, celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the Desert Botanical Garden co-sponsor the 16th Annual Spring Paintout. More than 50 of the League’s best landscape painters will set up their easels at the Garden and paint every Saturday in March. As visitors walk the Garden trails they will come across artists painting Garden scenes and are encouraged to interact with their favorite artists and to see nature through fresh eyes. Be sure to return during the final weekend of April 1-3 when all of the artwork from the Paintout will be on display and for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Desert Botanical Garden and the Scottsdale Artists League’s Scholarship Fund. For more information visit www.scottsdaleartistsleague.org.


Central Arizona

Cactus and Succulent Society Show and sale Friday – Sunday / April 1 – 3 Friday & Saturday / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dorrance Hall

Included with membership or paid Garden admission See amazing, beautiful and bizarre examples of cacti and succulents as members of the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society display potted specimens of desert plants from around the world. There will also be a sale at the show featuring plants and pots from southwestern growers and artists. For more information about Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society, visit centralarizonacactus.org or call 480 838.5094.

Two Great Events, One Great Weekend This year the Scottsdale Artists League Spring Paintout Show & Sale and the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale take place the same weekend, April 1-3.


p. o h s . sip or. v sa new this year Thursdays / 6 – 9 p.m.

Members: $10 / General Public: $15 avant-garden presents the sights, sounds and flavors of Phoenix. Each week, unique aspects of our community are showcased against the backdrop of the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden. Fashion, dance, art, music and cuisine come together to create an event like no other. March 10 Rock the Casbah March 17 Green is Good March 31 Word of Mouth April 7 Urban Renewal April 14 Fashion Forward

April 21 April 28 May 5 May 12

Eat, Drink & Be Merry Life is a Cabaret Roots & Recreation Saucy Little Number

Visit dbg.org for more information on each night’s theme and entertainment. Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events provides meals for an additional charge. A full cash bar is also available. Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present. Programming subject to change.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)

Sponsored in part by


Breakfast Butterflies with the

Saturday OR Sunday / March 12 OR March 13 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Dorrance Hall and Boppart Courtyard Member: Adults: $35 / Children: $30 General Public: Adults: $40 / Children: $35 Take part in a colorful celebration centering around the Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Enjoy a delightful breakfast buffet catered by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events followed by children’s crafts, activities, face painting, balloon twisting and entertainment. All guests will receive admission into the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Children will receive their own pair of butterfly wings to wear and take home. Recommended for children ages 3 - 10. Open seating. Tickets are limited. Advance ticket purchase required. No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased. Programming subject to change.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


Spring

Plant Sale Festival Garden Members Preview Friday / March 18 / 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the Public  Saturday / March 19 / 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. AND Sunday / March 20 / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Spring Plant Sale Festival is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. Garden volunteers and horticulturists are on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. NEW! The Garden Boutique featuring a fantastic selection ceramic pots, art, glassware, bird houses, prints, ironwork and fountains. There will also be a selection of interior plants including bromeliads, orchids and cacti. Ask Cathy! You read her weekly column, “Know Your Desert Garden,” in The Arizona Republic’s Saturday Home Section. Now you can meet Cathy Babcock and ask her for plant advice both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. No admission charge to enter the plant sale.

Sponsored by


Agave on the Rocks Friday / March 25 / 6 – 10 p.m. Members: $55 / General Public: $60

Celebrate Sonoran roots at Agave on the Rocks, a deliciously fun evening at the Desert Botanical Garden. Your ticket includes fabulous music and gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers, and an enticing margarita. Full cash bars will be available featuring a variety of refreshing margaritas for purchase. NEW THIS YEAR! Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila will be the featured

tequila of the evening. Roger will perform from 8 to 9 p.m., with a meet and greet to follow. Guests can purchase a bottle (or two) of this fine tequila to take home. Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Event programming is subject to change. No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the garden. No refunds, exchanges or rain dates.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)

Sponsored by


new this year!

Mother’s day Jazz Brunch Sunday / May 8 / 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Dorrance Hall Members: $75 / General Public: $80 / Doors open at 10 a.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Desert Botanical Garden with a Jazz Brunch honoring women of note. Enjoy a concert featuring The Great Ladies of Jazz: Margo Reed, Nancy Gee, Sherry Roberson and Delphine Cortez and an exceptional buffet provided by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events. A complimentary rose will be presented to every mother in attendance. Programming subject to change. Tickets are limited. Advance ticket purchase required. No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased.

To Purchase Tickets: • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends) • V isit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH The Garden and APS invite you to mobilize, celebrate, explore and learn about protecting our Earth during the month of April. Visit dbg.org/earth for helpful tips, educational opportunities and to learn more about the Garden’s conservation efforts. Sponsored by

Oaxacan and Mata Ortiz Trunk Show Sunday & Monday / April 3 & 4 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Binns Wildflower Pavilion Featuring Oaxacan carvings by acclaimed artisan Jacobo Angeles and fine Mexican ceramics by Mata Ortiz master, Jorge Quintana.

NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY Friday / May 6 / 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Spread the word and help raise awareness of America’s public gardens - admission is free to the Garden and the Spring Butterfly Exhibit on National Public Gardens Day.

4th Annual Golfin’ in the desert Saturday / May 7 / Registration begins 6:30 a.m. / Shotgun start 7:15 a.m. ASU Karsten Golf Course $100 per person – greens fee, golf cart, lunch, two raffle tickets, range balls, goody bag full of cool stuff and awards program. Join Volunteers in the Garden for their annual golf tournament. Sign up now to enjoy a fun day of golf while contributing to this popular fundraiser for Title I schools. For more info or to register dbg.org/golf. Registration or sponsor questions contact Chuck Thompson 480 773.0222.

Garden Flashlight Tours Saturdays / 7 p.m. / May and September Thursdays and Saturdays / 7 p.m. / June through August Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. Tours are perfect for families and children of all ages. Included with membership or paid Garden admission.


Get the latest info for the Garden at

dbg.org | 480 941.1225

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Desert Botanical Garden is a privately funded non– profit organization. Proceeds from these events directly benefit the Garden’s environmental education, plant conservation and research programs.

Membership Helpline: 480 941.3517

Spring 2011 is sponsored in part by

Non–profit

Permit No. 1269

Phoenix, Arizona

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U.S. Postage

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