Mission and Goals


“To deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments.”



“To be an internationally acclaimed botanic garden for alpine horticulture, education and conservation”

 Strategic Goals:


  •  Dramatically expand our educational reach through innovative exhibits, programs, interpretation, and electronic media.
  • Develop and maintain a garden with the most diverse, best curated, and most aesthetic displays of alpine and mountain plants in the world. 
  • Expand our conservation program on alpine, sub-alpine, and similar environments and plants.
  • Create strong support within the Vail Valley community so people value and support Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.
  • Create a strong and sustainable organization.



 Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Strategic Plan 2014-2016