Betty Ford
Alpine Gardens

Workshop: How to Get Your Nutrition from Plants

Featured Event

How to Get Your Nutrition from Plants

Education Center

Time: July 21 @ 10:30 am – @ 12:00 pm

with Kyle Dickens, Gardens Education Intern Leaving meat aside doesn’t need to come with concerns. Opting for plant-based meals over meat makes a lasting impact on our planet and on […]


Photography Workshop

with Todd Winslow Pierce

Time: July 22 @ 8:00 am – @ 6:00 pm

Join noted local photographer and On the Roof of the Rockies book contributor Todd Winslow Pierce for a full day workshop. Todd Winslow Pierce is a Vail native, professional photographer […]

New Book Release!

On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains

A new book celebrating Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, its stunning alpine botanic collections and its dedication to the conservation of high mountain plants and habitat. An informative narrative and photographic journey through one of the most beautiful and distinguished high altitude (8,200 feet) botanical gardens in the world.

When you purchase the book, you are supporting a team of scientists, educators, horticulturists, and volunteers who, together, work to conserve the alpine environment and
curate a beautiful space for Vail’s community.

Order online or stop by one of our gift shops!

Education Center Exhibit

Plants are an Answer

Plants are an answer to climate change. They are nature’s reservoirs for absorbing carbon dioxide as they grow. Practical plant-based solutions to a warming climate based on today’s technology are highlighted in the Education Center. The exhibit is inspired by Project Drawdown, a plan of eighty solutions developed by a coalition of researchers and scientists to reverse global warming.

Outdoors in Ford Park, a Plants Are an Answer exhibit and family scavenger hunt will demonstrate how a plant-based diet is one of the big ways we, as individuals, can positively impact the climate. 

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Plants are an Answer: 2021 Summer Exhibits

Plants are an Answer: 2021 Summer Exhibits

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