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.

Inside the Alpine House at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Plan your visit

Spring is in the air at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The Gardens and Education Center are open to explore and the Alpine House is in full bloom. Garden trails are still snow covered but snowshoes are packed away until next winter. Visit and enjoy a cup of team in the Education Center. 

Betty Ford Gardens Education Center


The outdoor gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. The Education Center and Alpine House are open daily  from 10am-4pm. 

Nick teaching at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

nick courtens fund

Sharing his knowledge with the community was part of the vibrant fabric of the Gardens' late Curator of Plant Collections, Nick Courtens. Read more about the plan to honor him.

Featured Event

Succulent at the Plant and Bulb Sale at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Plant Sale

Shop water-efficient plants suited for mountain gardens, rock gardens, perennial borders and container gardens. Select from a unique variety of water-wise mountain perennials including Penstemon, milkweed, asters, ornamental grasses, rock garden plants, succulents, groundcovers and unusual plant divisions from the Gardens. Dominque Turnbull will have handmade troughs available for sale, designed to fill with alpine plants for […]
31 May - 02 Jun
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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Only a few copies of first printing still available for $45

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

On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains

A stunning coffee table book celebrating Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, its rare 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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