Calendar of Events

Apr
5
Wed
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers (Exhibit)
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm
An exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators, it is based on over 70 photographs of the intriguing lives of many kinds of pollinators. It introduces their diversity, the various processes of pollination, the needs of pollinators, the obstacles their populations are facing, and what can and is being done to support them. $5 suggested donation is appreciated.
Jun
23
Fri
Member Breakfast
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jun
24
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Public Tour of Gardens/Docent Gwen Scalpello
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
26
Mon
Docent Training
Jun 26 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
28
Wed
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Bluegrass in the Gardens
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blugrass in the Gardens – TBD
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series returns to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. Bluegrass in the Gardens will feature the Vail Bluegrass artists in an extremely intimate setting for an acoustic set and Q&A. Free to the public, limited seating available. For more information on the Vail Summer bluegrass Series visit: http://www.vailbluegrass.com/
Jun
29
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
30
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jul
1
Sat
Restricted Wedding Date @ Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Jul 1 – Jul 4 all-day
Offices Closed for Holiday
John Fielder Photography Workshop: A Benefit for Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A Benefit for Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Early Wildflowers around Vail, Colorado July 1-2, 2017, Saturday-Sunday Cost: $850 includes some meals, no lodging Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder in Vail, Colorado for two days of nature photography and instruction. At this time of the year, the aspen trees are fully leafed and early season wildflowers, possibly yellow mules ears, purple lupine, and red Indian paintbrush, are in bloom! There will still be plenty of snow covering the Gore Range to make a stunning background. This Workshop offers a well-rounded and highly resourceful educational experience, appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, but especially for beginners and intermediates. The program consists of a slide-based lecture, field shoots in beautiful locations, and an interactive critique session on participants’ laptop computers. A full, yet comfortable, schedule optimizes field time and helps facilitate the absorption of invaluable, professional information. Long days afford ample opportunity to travel backroads and hike remote locations with John. John will also discuss post-processing of your images with computer programs such as Adobe Lightroom, and do live demonstrations. No participant should feel that he or she is not qualified to attend. Limited enrollment gives participants quality time with John Fielder and ensures that each person gets the specific instruction needed based on their individual level of experience. Fellow pro nature photographer, Gary Soles, assists John at most workshops, further ensuring individual attention. A group-based critique session allows students the chance to learn from others’ work, while personalized field instruction addresses the photographer’s needs related to both understanding camera functions and techniques of composition. Transportation to field locations and some meals are included. John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 35-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and, in 2011, the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award given to an individual. Over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children. His latest books are Colorado’s Yampa River: Free Flowing & Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green and Wildflowers of Colorado. Information about John and his work can be found at johnfielder.com. Requirements: Fitness: Trail hikes will be up to 2 miles round trip at 9,000 feet therefore moderate physical fitness is recommended. Camera Equipment: Digital cameras only, SLR or Mirrorless bodies best with lenses from at least range 18-135mm for APS (small) sensor cameras, and 24-200mm for full size sensor cameras. A good tripod. Point & shoot cameras are recommended for closeups, but will not serve all the purposes of wildflower photography to be discussed and practiced especially extreme depth of focus techniques at f22. Laptop on which to edit your photos. Editing means picking winners, not necessarily processing. Schedule & Workshop Home Base: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 522 S Frontage Rd. East, Vail Saturday 8:30 – 12:30: Slide lecture “The Art of Seeing.” Continental breakfast provided. 12:30 – 2:00: Break for lunch, on your own. 2:00 – 8:30: Travel to location for evening field photography. Picnic dinner provided. Sunday 5:15: Meet for morning field photography. Box Continental breakfast provided. 5:30 – 9:30: Travel to and from locations for morning photography. 9:30 – 10:30: Hot Brunch provided. 10:30 – 1:00: Editing of photos, critique session, and participant digital slide show. 1:00 – 1:30: Book signing and adjourn. Information: Contact Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: (970) 476-0103 www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
3
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
5
Wed
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Blugrass in the Gardens – Chatham County Line
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series returns to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. Bluegrass in the Gardens will feature the Vail Bluegrass artists in an extremely intimate setting for an acoustic set and Q&A. Free to the public, limited seating available. For more information on the Vail Summer bluegrass Series visit: http://www.vailbluegrass.com/
Jul
6
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Chefs in The Gardens: Manor Vail
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured restaurant: Manor Vail Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event. .
Jul
7
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jul
8
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
10
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Workshop: Garden Maintenance
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In order to make sure the beauty of your garden lasts, there are several things you need to be doing in the summer to maintain it. Join us at this Gardening Maintenance workshop to hone your maintenance skills. Registration required. Free of Charge.
Jul
12
Wed
Native Plant Master Class – Weeds and Grasses
Jul 12 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Bluegrass in the Gardens
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blugrass in the Gardens – Donna the Buffalo
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series returns to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. Bluegrass in the Gardens will feature the Vail Bluegrass artists in an extremely intimate setting for an acoustic set and Q&A. Free to the public, limited seating available. For more information on the Vail Summer bluegrass Series visit: http://www.vailbluegrass.com/
Jul
13
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens: Chef Richard Baily (Taste 5 Catering)
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured Chef: Richard Baily (Taste 5 Catering) Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Jul
14
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jul
15
Sat
Outdoor AIRreal Yoga in the Garden Aviary
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER This is a fun yoga class that introduces many ways the aerial hammock can help stretch, strengthen, rejuvenate, and invert the body safely. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the gardens come alive when flipping our hour glass and being suspended in the air offers us a bird-like perspective. AIReal Yoga is designed for all ability levels with no yoga experience needed. This class takes place on the Education Center Rooftop. Registration required. Cost: $40.
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
16
Sun
Contemplative Photography
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Join Vail Native and local back country guide, Tanya Miller, as she brings her lifelong love of nature into an outdoor exploration through mindful photography. Pairing her 20 year career as a guide with her master’s degree in arts-based adventure education,Tanya offers this unique experience into her home place. Take a photographic journey into the wonderland of the Gardens. Contemplative photography opens our eyes to seeing the world in new ways. In this course, learn how to express the experience of presence with your camera to create dynamic and captivating images. Cost is $35. Requirements: Camera (DSLR, ipad, iphone, point and shoot, other image capturing device). Basic working knowledge of your camera. At Education Center (West of Ford Park Playground)
Jul
17
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
19
Wed
Native Plant Master Class – Weeds and Grasses
Jul 19 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Bluegrass in the Gardens
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blugrass in the Gardens – Lil Smokies
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series returns to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to present Bluegrass in the Gardens. Bluegrass in the Gardens will feature the Vail Bluegrass artists in an extremely intimate setting for an acoustic set and Q&A. Free to the public, limited seating available. For more information on the Vail Summer bluegrass Series visit: http://www.vailbluegrass.com/
Jul
20
Thu
Plein Air Painting in the Gardens with Cheryl St. John
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a day of plein air painting beautiful alpine flowers at the Betty Ford Gardens! The class will concentrate on composition, color mixing, brush work and having fun while learning! There are no shortages of colorful compositions in the garden, so finding something to paint is not a problem! Cheryl has tips and tricks to work with the changing light and complete at least one painting if not two! You can use the medium of your choice as the fundamentals of painting work for all media. Cheryl will be demonstrating at the beginning of the day and will offer one on one instruction to each student for the remainder of the day. For more information and to register please contact Cheryl at [email protected] A supply list will be emailed upon registration. Cheryl’s work can be seen at www.cherylstjohn.com. Workshop Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one hour lunch break in the garden… be sure to bring a sack lunch! Workshop fee: $65 (contact Cheryl to register)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Chefs in The Gardens: Chef Luc Meyer
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured Chef: Luc Meyer Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Jul
21
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jul
22
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
24
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens/Docent Gwen Scalpello
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Senior Horticultural Therapy: Lunch & Flower Pot Planting
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Senior Horticultural Therapy program for Eagle County Seniors. Sponsored by the United Way of Eagle River Valley and Vail Public Library. Free of charge. For more information or to register please contact us at (970)476-0103 x3.
Jul
26
Wed
Native Plant Master Class – Weeds and Grasses
Jul 26 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Jul
27
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens: LaTour
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured Restaurant: LaTour Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Jul
28
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
A Garden Party
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Donor appreciation garden party in the Gardens.
Jul
29
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Public Tour of Gardens/Docent Gwen Scalpello
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jul
30
Sun
Wedding Photos (C. Blanco)
Jul 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
31
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
2
Wed
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
3
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Chefs in The Gardens: Green Elephant
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured Restaurant: Green Elephant Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Aug
4
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
5
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
7
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
9
Wed
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
10
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Chefs in The Gardens: Elways
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featured Restaurant: Elways Chefs in the Gardens is a six week summer program at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The program offers a unique and intimate live cooking experience. Local chefs from area restaurants demonstrate cooking techniques and share culinary tips and recipes. Participants will receive a sampling of the prepared food following the demonstration. Cost: $5, no advance registration required. Current members of the Gardens may call the Gardens at 970-476-0103 x3 to reserve a seat for the program prior to the event.
Aug
11
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
12
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
14
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
15
Tue
Exhibit – Rare II: Imperiled Plants of Colorado
Aug 15 – Oct 11 all-day
Rare II is the second Rare exhibit created by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to inform the public about threatened wildflowers of Colorado. RSMBA creates works of art identified in the Master List of Rare Plants developed by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. Over 40 original full color artworks from Colorado’s wide elevation range and varied habitats will be displayed. $5 suggested donation.
Aug
16
Wed
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
17
Thu
Plein Air Painting in the Gardens with Cheryl St. John
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a day of plein air painting beautiful alpine flowers at the Betty Ford Gardens! The class will concentrate on composition, color mixing, brush work and having fun while learning! There are no shortages of colorful compositions in the garden, so finding something to paint is not a problem! Cheryl has tips and tricks to work with the changing light and complete at least one painting if not two! You can use the medium of your choice as the fundamentals of painting work for all media. Cheryl will be demonstrating at the beginning of the day and will offer one on one instruction to each student for the remainder of the day. For more information and to register please contact Cheryl at [email protected] A supply list will be emailed upon registration. Cheryl’s work can be seen at www.cherylstjohn.com. Workshop Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one hour lunch break in the garden… be sure to bring a sack lunch! Workshop fee: $65 (contact Cheryl to register)
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Aug
18
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Aug 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Start your day off right with yoga in Vail’s most ZEN location. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza” below our large waterfall. Limited yoga mats available and no registration necessary. The cost is $15 (cash ONLY)
Aug
19
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.