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
From Platte to Peak
November 9 – April 30
Presenting illustrations of plant species collected 200 years ago by botanist Edwin James during the Stephen H. Long expedition. James collected 700 plant species, 140 which were entirely new to science.
This exhibit, organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, intends to honor and celebrate the explorers that discovered these species.
November 19th – January 2nd
Presented by the Vail Valley Foundation, a family-friendly, winter lighting walkthrough experience
Tickets can be purchased through the Vail Valley Foundation at magicoflightsvail.com
The Gardens do not provide ticketing to this event