Membership

Plant the Seeds of the Future

“Where flowers bloom,
so does hope”

- lady Bird Johnson

Plant the Seeds of the Future

Commit to be a steward of nature. Start or continue supporting the Gardens at one of the membership levels. Annual membership support powers the Gardens and is one of the best ways you can show your support of this organization.

Membership Levels

Thank you. Your sustained support powers a team of scientists, educators, horticulturists and volunteers to conserve the alpine environment and curate a beautiful space for the community to enjoy.

Memberships renew on an annual basis. You can support the garden with a monthly giving program.

Member Events

Your membership includes premium access to events such as:

  • Member Summer Kick-off Event (June)
  • Pre-sale Plant Sale (early June)
  • Presale Chefs Event Tickets (early June)
  • Garden Soiree (July)
  • Other speaker events and exhibits

We are Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Please note that Our garden pathways are NOT maintained in winter.

No admission fee
$5 suggested donation

Base Level Benefits

Included in all memberships, Friends + Up

  • Membership Card (2 at Friends & Family Level)
  • Reciprocal Admission Program, granting free admission to over 300 gardens nationwide outside of 90 miles of Vail (check a garden’s participation here: Reciprocal Gardens Program)
  • 10% Discount in Both Garden Gift Shops – Alpine Treasures and Schoolhouse gift shop
  • Member Only Events
  • Member Pricing on Science Elevated series

MEMBER BENEFITS

Member Events

Your membership includes premium access to events such as:

  • Member Summer Kick-off Event (June)
  • Pre-sale Plant Sale (early June)
  • Presale Chefs Event Tickets (early June)
  • Garden Soiree (July)
  • Other speaker events and exhibits

Leadership Giving

Garden Patrons
$10,000-$50,000

Patrons are the stewards of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ future. Patrons receive all of the benefits listed in the membership levels above. They are also invited to an exclusive leadership circle updates direct from our Executive Director, Nicola Ripley and receive special access to Member Mornings in the summer.

Patrons can choose to be a garden steward or select a specific aspect of the Gardens to steward.

VISION

The Gift of Nature
Donate to support the future of our earth

Donations keep the Gardens experience free and our programming at low cost and available to the public.

We ask visitors to donate to support the experience. Suggested donation:

  • Individuals: $5 donation
  • Families: $20 donation

Your gift brings world-class exhibits to life. You fund the future interest in horticulture and education science by supporting our internship program. You inspire families and young people to create a curiosity in nature that lasts a lifetime.

The Gardens' annual budget is $1.6 million dollars. Your gift today, of any size, powers our mission of conserving alpine plants and fragile mountain environments.

Together, we make this possible.

CAPITAL PROJECTS

Aid in continuing to expand geographic collections, update the gardens, and education facilities.

TRIBUTE AND MEMORY GIFTS

Benches and tribute projects are available throughout the Gardens. Three naming opportunities currently exist.

SPONSOR A PROJECT

Choose a specific project to sponsor. Summer exhibits, garden supplies, internships, and more.

Gift Memberships

For the nature-lover in your life, the person who cares about conservation or that person that you really want to give a gift that says I care about what you care about. You can purchase a year-long membership that connects them with the nature cause they love.

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