Elevating the science of plants


The mission of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is to protect the alpine environment through education, conservation and living plant collections.

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. 

While a stunning place to visit there is much more to this Garden. Each year a new education exhibit will surprise even the most knowledgeable visitor and you will learn about the scientific work being accomplished in the alpine to save the fragile species that call it home.

Yellow aspens in fall on the trail - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Plan your visit

Fall is in its golden splendor at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The Gardens and Education Center are still open to explore and our fall programming schedule is underway. Visit now to see the Aspens trembling gold and the bright pink Autumn Crocus as the traditional summer perennials get ready for winter.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center


The outdoor gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. The Education Center is open Mon-Sat from 10am-4pm. 

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New Book Release!

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

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.

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