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.

Colorado Gives Day Dec 6 2022

Colorado Gives Day

Tuesday, December 6th is a day we can unite and make an impact in the Vail Valley. Make your gift here between now and December 6th, and join us. During Colorado Gives Day, we are raising funds that power a team of scientists, educators, horticulturists and volunteers to work on our mission to deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments. We can only do it with your help.

When you make your donation to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens today, it will count toward earning us a part of the $1.6 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund.

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Betty Ford Alpine Garden’s is open to explore. All visitors can enjoy the gardens and our seasonal highlights.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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Nov 01 2022 - Apr 30 2023
All Day

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