Eating the World

"Gardenside" Chat with Stephen Eldridge of Gertrude's

Gertrude's is the new restaurant (opened in January) at the Desert Botanical Garden and in addition to offering an expansive array of carefully chosen local ingredients, killer ambiance and a distinctive wine and spirits list, the restaurant also keeps it's own garden to complete the farm-to-table experience. It's safe to say a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden will get your inner gardening mind churning with both indigenous plant varieties and now vegetable garden envy as well.

The restaurant's namesake, Mrs. Gertrude Divine Webster, founded the Desert Botanical Garden in 1939. Since she is no longer with us to share gardening tips, Chow Bella spoke with Chef Stephen Eldridge on what it's been like growing a garden (gardens in his case) at a restaurant and tips for your garden this spring.

See also: - Desert Botanical Garden to Open AZ-inspired Gertrude's Restaurant in January - Boho Farm and Home's Caroline Van Slyke Offers Tips on Gardening in Phoenix

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