High elevation and a cold, dry climate make it possible for Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to grow alpine plants from all over the world. We’re nationally recognized for our Colorado alpine plant collection.
In 1897, the United States Department of Agriculture started a plant collection
network to stimulate the documentation, collection, and conservation of special plants
of the country. Today, this task falls to the
Plant Collection Network, an arm of the American Public Gardens Association. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens hold the nation’s exclusive collection of Colorado’s alpine flora and is an active part of this network.