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    May
    27
    Fri
    Membership Drive
    May 27 – Jun 5 all-day
    Jun
    1
    Wed
    Nick Sale & Lecture From Local Growers
    Jun 1 all-day

    Nick Courtens, head gardener at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens will discuss high altitude gardening tips and vegetable secrets he learned from his father

    Jun
    16
    Thu
    Intimate Evening w/ Climatologist Joe Ramey
    Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

    TO REGISTER for this event click HERE

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Spend and evening at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center with Climatologist Joe Ramey, NOAA/NWS. Joe Ramey is a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as the National Weather Service. He will offer a unique presentation on climate change in the region.

    Light appetizers, wine and beer are included by our sponsor Root and Flower Wine Bar in Vail, CO.

    Jun
    22
    Wed
    Exhibit: Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape
    Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm

    A Traveling exhibit that makes climate change visible through historic and recent photographs

    Jun
    27
    Mon
    Garden Member Breakfast @ Education Center
    Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Garden Members Breakfast

    If you are a current Member of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, please join us for the annual Members Breakfast at the Education Center. Coffee, Tea and Breakfast Bites provided.
    Please let us know if you are able to attend by emailing Liz at liz@bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103 x5.

    Memberships start as low as $50. If you are interested in becoming a member please call 970-476-0103 x5 for more information.

    Jun
    29
    Wed
    Bluegrass in the Garden
    Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    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.

    Performer TBD

    Jun
    30
    Thu
    PleinAir Painting Workshop | Cheryl St. John @ Main Gate
    Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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)!
    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Jul
    6
    Wed
    Bluegrass in the Gardens
    Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    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.

    Performer TBD

    Jul
    7
    Thu
    Chefs in the Gardens
    Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Jul
    13
    Wed
    Bluegrass in the Gardens
    Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    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.

    Performer TBD

    Jul
    14
    Thu
    Chefs in the Gardens
    Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Jul
    20
    Wed
    Bluegrass in the Gardens
    Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    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.

    Performer TBD

    Jul
    21
    Thu
    PleinAir Painting Workshop | Cheryl St. John @ Main Gate
    Jul 21 @ 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, 2016
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Chefs in the Gardens
    Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Jul
    24
    Sun
    Member & Donor Appreciation Party
    Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

    Appreciation Party for Members of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

    Jul
    28
    Thu
    Chefs in the Gardens
    Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Jul
    30
    Sat
    CoNPS Ethnobotany
    Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Aug
    4
    Thu
    Chefs in the Gardens
    Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Aug
    5
    Fri
    Quang Ho | En Plein Air Painting Workshop @ Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
    Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
    Aug
    11
    Thu
    PleinAir Painting Workshop | Cheryl St. John @ Main Gate
    Aug 11 @ 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, 2016
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Exhibit – Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi
    Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

    An exhibit vividly portraying the intriguing lives and important roles of fungi in our environment. The exhibit is based around 30 photographs of mushrooms (the fruiting bodies of fungi) in the wild, taken by Northern California plants people and naturalists, John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell.

    Chefs in the Gardens
    Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.