“To inspire a passion for plants in high altitude communities through beautification, conservation,
education, and research programs.
To be recognized as the foremost authority on alpine plants.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens will achieve these goals by:
using our unique geographic niche to curate, according to established collection standards, a
vast and fully documented living collection of alpine, sub-alpine and mountain plants
creating and maintaining immaculate and beautiful gardens which dramatically impart a sense of our mountain environment
providing educational opportunities to garden visitors of all ages and abilities through clear and innovative interpretation
developing public outreach through important rare plant conservation programs in the community and imaginative horticultural therapy and children’s programs in the gardens