Elevating the science of plants


The mission of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is to deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments. 


Whether you are here to gather information for an upcoming visit, want to take a deeper dive with our Science Elevated Speaker and Workshop Series, or you are looking for more information about the world above the trees, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Plan your visit

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is thawing out from an abundantly snowy winter. The Gardens and Education Center are open to explore as we prepare for the blooms to arrive.

Education Center at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens


The outdoor gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. The Education Center is open daily from 10am-4pm. The paths are not maintained during the winter.

Lost in the woods illustration - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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"On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains" Book Cover - Betty Ford gardens

New Book Release!

On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains

A new book celebrating Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, its stunning alpine botanical collections and its dedication to the conservation of high mountain plants and habitats. An informative narrative and photographic journey through one of the most beautiful and distinguished high altitude (8,200 feet) botanical gardens in the world. Limited number of first printing copies available for only $45. Purchase at the gift shop, the Education Center or order online below.

Pollinating Bee at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Accolades & Praise

Upcoming Events

Jun 02 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plant Sale

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