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Red Rocks and Valley Views

Looking for a uniquely Phoenix spot? Hole in the Rock at Papago Park is a scenic overlook that is beloved by locals and visitors alike. This picturesque spot is known for its massive sandstone buttes that rise throughout the park, creating the perfect backdrop for photos, particularly at sunset.

It’s a breezy hike, with smooth footing and only 200 feet of elevation gain, making this an easy …

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It’s Electric! Desert Botanical Garden Lights Up The Desert

A truly multi-sensory experience, Electric Desert is the Desert Botanical Garden’s latest exhibition, incorporating light, sound and stunning visuals by Philadelphia-based creative group, Klip Collective.Electric_Desert_1

The exhibition includes seven site-specific installations throughout the garden. Strategic digital mapping corresponds with the terrain of the garden, resulting in light that is beautifully and thoughtfully projected onto a variety of desert plant species. Music and light combine to …

See Inspired Glass Art by Dale Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden

It’s hard to imagine the Desert Botanical Garden being more beautiful than it naturally is, but somehow the installation of glass art designed by Dale Chihuly manages to do just that. The organic shapes of Mr. Chihuly’s glass designs juxtaposed with the desert plants is truly inspired. I experienced the glass at night when the pieces were lit, adding a glow to them. They seemed to naturally grow from the desert floor as if they have always been a part of the landscape.

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See Topia at the Desert Botanical Garden

I keep telling people that Arizona has the most amazing sunsets! Last week I watched the sky turn from blue to purple, then gold and mauve (that’s pink for you guys).

I enjoyed a spectacular Ballet Arizona performance of Topia at the Desert Botanical Garden, set to music from Beethoven. The outdoor stage is twice as wide as the one at Symphony Hall, and Artistic Director Ib Andersen created this ballet specifically for the …