Plant the Seeds of the Future

“Where flowers bloom,
so does hope”

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.

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
$20 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 Garden Gift Shops
  • Member Pricing on Science Elevated series
  • Premium access to Member Only Events
    • 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

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.


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


Benches and tribute projects are available throughout the Gardens. Bench opportunities start at $10,000 for 10 years.


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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