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.
May
8
Mon
Volunteer Kick Off Party
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
May
15
Mon
Workshop: Perennial dividing and planting
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Learn proper perennial dividing and planting techniques. Free of charge.
May
18
Thu
Butterfly Launch
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Each year, the gardens partner with Eagle County public and private elementary schools to provide third-grade students a hands-on learning experience on how nature changes larvae into butterflies. Each participating class receives a free butterfly kit used to incorporate the study of butterflies with various life-sciences topics and to help meet the National Science Education Standards curriculum content for grades K-8. The children, their teachers and other members of the community then join together at the gardens for a celebratory “launch” of the butterflies. The afternoon event includes the Denver Butterfly Pavilion’s educational displays and interactive games and live entertainment.
May
22
Mon
Docent Training
May 22 all-day
Time TBD
Senior Horticultural Therapy: Lunch and Flower Pot Painting
May 22 @ 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 call (97)476-0103 x3.
May
26
Fri
RESTRICTED WEDDING DATES
May 26 – May 29 all-day
Plant Sale & Membership Drive at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
May 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm
Stop into Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for your mountain perennial plants. The sale will focus on plants that work well in alpine soil, rock gardens, perennial borders, and container gardens – plants start at $3. Interested in becoming a member of the Gardens? New Members will receive a discount off their total purchase.
May
29
Mon
Public Tour of Gardens
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
1
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
3
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Fitting 2
Jun 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jun
5
Mon
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Workshop: Vegetables, Troughs and Plant Sale
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Learn when and how to seed vegetables in the garden as well as a trough building demonstration and sale. This workshop will also be a great time to buy vegetables for your garden as we will have several local growers selling their starts at the workshop.
Jun
7
Wed
Butterfly Count Training – Citizen Science
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Citizen Science Butterfly Count Training Wednesday, June 7 – 9 AM – 4 PM Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network Become a part of the statewide citizen science project to observe and count butterflies. Who: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is joining the Butterfly Pavilion’s Science and Conservation Branch, who started this project in 2013. Volunteers from all over the state participate. Where: Open spaces and parks in Colorado When: May 15th – September 30th of each year Why: To provide long-term data that land managers can use when making conservation decisions and to raise awareness about Colorado butterflies and their habitats. Butterfly Pavilion has joined 10 other states and regions from around the country in using citizen science to monitor the trends and fluctuations of butterfly populations. The summer of 2013 was the pilot year for this project, which was modeled after the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network. Since then Butterfly Pavilion dramatically expanded the number of sites, from 9 locations to over 96, and the number of citizen scientists, from 8 volunteers to over 100. The Instructor: Sara Garrett Cost:$10
Jun
8
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
RESTRICTED WEDDING TIMES
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm
Jun
10
Sat
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
12
Mon
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
14
Wed
Native Plant Master Class – Alpine, Montane and Riparian Ecosystem
Jun 14 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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)
Jun
15
Thu
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
16
Fri
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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)
Bush/Prieto WEDDING
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30pm Ceremony
Jun
17
Sat
Outdoor AIRreal Yoga in the Garden Aviary
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Aerial yoga and aerial fitness, a form of yoga/fitness practiced with assistance from a suspended “silk” fabric hammock. Located at the Education Center Rooftop Terrace or “Garden Aviary” (Ford Park, West of playground)
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
18
Sun
Contemplative Photography
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 winter 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)
Jun
19
Mon
Workshop: Building a Pollinator Garden
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Betty Ford Alpine Gardens new garden will be a pollinator garden. Come learn about how to build a pollinator garden and use your new skills to help BFAG in the completion of their new garden. Free of Charge.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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)
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
Jun
20
Tue
Intimate Evening: Effects of Climate Change on Wildflowers & Animals
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Join us for an Intimate Evening at the Gardens’ Education Center with David Inouye. The data David Inouye has collected at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado since 1973 are providing insight into the effects of global and regional climate change, particularly on the seasonal cycles and abundance of flowering. David Inouye is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he taught courses in conservation biology, ecology, and the interplay between science and the media. He does research each summer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory where the National Science Foundation funds his long-term work on the phenology, pollination, and demography of wildflowers. David is on the Steering Committee of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Endangered Species Coalition, the Roundtable on Public Information in the Life Sciences (National Academy of Sciences), and was a Lead Author for the report on pollination by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. He is Past-President of the Ecological Society of America. Cost: $5 Intimate Evening Schedule: 5:30-5:45pm – Drinks & Appetizers 6:15-7:00pm – Speaker
Jun
21
Wed
Native Plant Master Class – Alpine, Montane and Riparian Ecosystem
Jun 21 all-day
Time TBD.
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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)
Jun
22
Thu
Plein Air Painting in the Gardens with Cheryl St. John
Jun 22 @ 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)
Workshop: Pollinator Habitat Hero
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Pollinator Hero Workshop June 22, 9 am – 3 pm From a pollinators-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitats for wildlife. Activities include Designing your garden using native plants and building a pollinator house. Speaker – Jamie Weiss Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Hero Coordinator for Audubon Rockies, a regional office of The National Audubon Society, an organization that has championed the protection of birds and their habitat for over a century. She combines her science and educational background to manage the Habitat Hero program, which focuses on engaging community members and businesses in actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife large and small. Along with earning a B.S. in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she is also a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation. Jamie previously worked with Colorado Parks & Wildlife at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation. Cost: $10
Public Tour of Gardens
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tour begins at Education Center. Cost: $5 donation.
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
Yoga in The Gardens
Jun 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
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
Native Plant Master Class – Alpine, Montane and Riparian Ecosystem
Jun 28 all-day
Time TBD.
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 – Bluegrass Generals
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
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 1 @ 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 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.
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
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 8 @ 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 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. 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
Jul 13 @ 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.
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
Aerial yoga and aerial fitness, a form of yoga/fitness practiced with assistance from a suspended “silk” fabric hammock. Located at the Education Center Rooftop Terrace or “Garden Aviary” (Ford Park, West of playground)
Yoga in The Gardens
Jul 15 @ 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 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
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 winter 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)
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.