Be Part of Vail’s Alpine Treasure

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Commit to be a steward of nature. Start or continue supporting the Gardens at a lighter level of commitment with full benefits

Membership Levels

Every level you increase, you maximize impact on the Gardens’ future.

Renew or Join Today

Friends 50+ 1 membership card
Friends + Family 75+ 2 membership cards
Supporting 125+ Member Pricing Speaker Event
Sustaining 250+ Summer Garden Party
Advocate 500+ Gift from Alpine Treasures
Champion 1000+ Director’s Coffee Invitations
Fellow 2500+ Private Tour with the Curator (up to 10 guests)
Ambassador 5000+ Private Garden Rental (Up to 4 hours)

Memberships renew on an annual basis. You can purchase your membership in monthly installments.

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.


Base Level 

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 Apres series

Garden Patrons

Leadership Giving


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. 

The Gift of Nature

Donate to support the future of our earth.

2020 Vision

Your gift supports all the beauty you witness when you walk through Betty Ford Alpine Gardens AND the conservation and education research that happens each week to further this mission. 

Thanks to a generous gift from one of our benefactors, the Gardens  hired a conservation scientist this year. Emily Griffoul, the staff conservation scientist dedicates time to the Strategy for North American Alpine Plant Conservation authored by Garden’s Director, Nicola Ripley in partnership with other key stakeholders in the conservation realm. 

We ask visitors to consider a $5 donation during their visit and your gift here amplifies what is possible. 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. 

To create all that you see, it takes about $1.3 million dollars annually. Your gift today, of any size, helps us get closer to that goal and closer to the mission of conserving alpine plants and fragile mountain environments. 

Together, we make this possible.


Capital Projects

Capital Projects

The Gardens is continuing to expand geographic collections and update Gardens. We are building an Outdoor Family Classroom and deepening our engagement into conservation in the alpine.

Tribute and Memory Gifts

Tribute and Memory Gifts

Benches and tribute projects are available throughout the Gardens. 3 naming opportunities currently exist. 

Sponsor a Specific Project

Project Sponsor

Lots of specific projects to sponsor:

Summer Exhibit

Children’s Garden

Education Projects

Garden Supplies 

Internship Support


Gift a Membership

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 it. You can purchase a year-long membership that connects them with the nature cause they love. 

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