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    Aug
    4
    Tue
    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Aug
    5
    Wed
    Yoga in the Gardens @ Alpine Rock Garden
    Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Connect with nature through Vinyasa yoga in Vail’s most beautiful location. Bring your own mat, towel and sunscreen. Mats are available on a first come first serve basis. $12 per person.

    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Photography Workshop | Jon Sheppard @ Main Gate
    Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Award winning photographer John Sheppard has conducted photography workshops in the Gardens for eight years. The workshops teach about the use of light, composition, exposure, and framing. Dave Stevens, a photography workshop student from Sun Lakes Arizona remarked “I learned much more than I expected about outdoor photography. John explained about using depth-of-field to enhance scenery photos, shutter speed to enhance water effects and more.” Participants are asked to bring a camera and tripod. The workshop is free but donations are encouraged. For more information contact Jon Sheppard at jonsheppard62@comcast.net

    Aug
    6
    Thu
    PleinAir Painting Workshop | Cheryl St. John @ Main Gate
    Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Come join us for a fun day of painting colorful alpine flowers at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

    All levels of painters are welcome and must have their own supplies.

    We will be working on composition, design, color mixing and how to simplify to make a beautiful painting.

    Workshops will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. We will take a lunch break in the garden, so bring a sack lunch to enjoy amidst the flowers.

    Class fee: $60

    Workshop Dates: (Choose one or all three)!
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Volunteer Day @ Volunteer Tool Shed
    Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Help maintain the Gardens by volunteering. Tools and gloves provided.

    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Guided Tours
    Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Take a tour with a knowledgeable docent and learn more about the gardens, the plants within it and the history. Allow about 45 mins to 1 hour.
    Pick up a ticket at the Schoolhouse and meet at the main entry gate.

    Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am
    Offered Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Chefs in the Gardens
    Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Aug
    7
    Fri
    Yoga in the Gardens @ Alpine Rock Garden
    Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Connect with nature through Vinyasa yoga in Vail’s most beautiful location. Bring your own mat, towel and sunscreen. Mats are available on a first come first serve basis. $12 per person.

    Aug
    8
    Sat
    Guided Tours
    Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Take a tour with a knowledgeable docent and learn more about the gardens, the plants within it and the history. Allow about 45 mins to 1 hour.
    Pick up a ticket at the Schoolhouse and meet at the main entry gate.

    Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am
    Offered Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Aug
    10
    Mon
    Breakfast in the Gardens @ the Gardens
    Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Volunteer Day @ Volunteer Tool Shed
    Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Help maintain the Gardens by volunteering. Tools and gloves provided.

    Yoga in the Gardens @ Alpine Rock Garden
    Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Connect with nature through Vinyasa yoga in Vail’s most beautiful location. Bring your own mat, towel and sunscreen. Mats are available on a first come first serve basis. $12 per person.

    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Guided Tours
    Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Take a tour with a knowledgeable docent and learn more about the gardens, the plants within it and the history. Allow about 45 mins to 1 hour.
    Pick up a ticket at the Schoolhouse and meet at the main entry gate.

    Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am
    Offered Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Aug
    11
    Tue
    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Aug
    12
    Wed
    Yoga in the Gardens @ Alpine Rock Garden
    Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Connect with nature through Vinyasa yoga in Vail’s most beautiful location. Bring your own mat, towel and sunscreen. Mats are available on a first come first serve basis. $12 per person.

    Children’s Drop In Program @ Program
    Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Children’s activities are offered Monday -Thursday, 10-12 pm from mid-June through mid-August. Programs are intended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Hands on crafts and guided activities teach children about various aspects of the natural world. Classes are drop in (no reservation necessary) and are located in the Children’s Garden amphitheater. A $5 donation is suggested.

    Blue Grass in the Gardens @ Alpine Plaza
    Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    BLUEGRASS IN THE GARDENS

    For 2015, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has teamed up with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. This truly unique experience will bring the Vail Bluegrass bands to the Gardens in an intimate, unplugged setting.

    The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in North America providing free access to an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. Located on a little over three acres in Vail’s Ford Park, the Alpine Gardens is open to the public from dawn until dusk throughout the year. This July the Gardens debuts the Education Center and Alpine House. The building will house interactive exhibits for visitors to better understand our alpine environment, a cold greenhouse to grow and display alpine plants throughout the year, and work stations for the Gardens conservation and environmental science, and ornamental horticulture programs.

    More information on the Gardens can be found here: www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org/

    Free for the public