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New Café Concept Announced Between the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Westward Look Resort & Spa

The Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) and Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spahave come together to create a new café experience at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Edna’s Eatery by Westward Look Resort will be open to guests of the Tucson Botanical Gardens beginning March 8th. “We couldn’t be happier to partner with such a venerable Tucson property in Westward Look Resort and thrilled that our guests will be able to enjoy the wonderful foods prepared by world-renowned chef, Todd Sicolo” said TBG Executive Director, Michelle Conklin.

“We are thrilled to be working with another historic Tucson icon. Tucson Botanical Gardens is reflective of the "where nature meets nurture" aspect of Westward Look. From the history to the gardens, these two venues share similarities we are excited to explore," said Andrew Stegen, General Manager of Westward Look.

The café name, “Edna’s Eatery” was inspired by Edna Johnson; housekeeper, friend, nanny and gardener to the Gardens' founders, the Porter family. Edna is credited with planting many of the citrus trees on the west end of the property, and she loved to tend a large herb garden. Mrs. Porter frequently noted in her Garden journal, that Edna’s quest for harvesting lemons, figs and oranges would result in the most “scrumptious cookies and pies.” Her potting shed, located in the Herb Garden, is a constant reminder of her love for the home and garden she helped create. Edna lived on the property until her death in 1973.

For more information about Edna’s Eatery by Westward Look Resort, please visit TucsonBotanical.org.

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