Jenna Bachman – Horticulture Intern 2017

Jenna Bachman – Horticulture Intern 2017

Interning at Betty Ford was an amazing opportunity for so many reasons. Living and gardening in a landscape like this was completely new for me, but exploring the landscape and getting to know the native plants and the garden was an incredible learning and growing experience.  As the horticulture intern, I worked in the gardens...


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Elizabeth Hossink – Education Intern 2017

Elizabeth Hossink – Education Intern 2017

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens were exactly where I needed to be this past summer. My time in Colorado was marked by beautiful landscapes, personal growth, new friends, and much learning. I was immediately welcomed as part of the staff, and continuously affirmed of my value to the organization. At the same time, I was...


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Manuela Mendez, Horticulture & Conservation Intern Summer 2012

Manuela Mendez, Horticulture & Conservation Intern Summer 2012

Manuela Méndez Herranz Chile Garden Internship 2012 summer I am very thankful for the internship opportunity at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden. My experience at the garden was amazing; I learned a lot in such a beautiful place surrounded by very friendly and patient staff and interns. I want to thank every single person that...


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Memorials and Tributes

Memorials and Tributes

If you're looking for a meaningful way to honor someone special, please consider making a memorial or tribute gift to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Tributes July – September, 2013 In Honor of… Kathy Borgen Alan and Silvia Danson Ann Repetti Bill Stufflebeem Bob Fritch - Bruce W. Fritch Susan and Andrew...


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Nick’s Tips

Nick’s Tips

Choosing to plant bulbs for the spring can add color and interest in the spring and early summer garden. Here are few bulbs that do well in the high elevation garden. Narcissus - otherwise known as daffodils, grow very well in the home garden. Narcissus perennialize and deer do not like to eat them. There...


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Education Center Update, Sept. 2013

Education Center Update, Sept. 2013

It has been a while since we had an education center update, so here's a snapshot of where we stand. Right now the new 2013 Master Plan is working its way through the Town of Vail's Planning and Environmental Commission. Once through PEC it will go back to the Town Council. Currently there are three...


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Nick’s Gardening Tips for September 2013

Nick’s Gardening Tips for September 2013

1. Wait to cut back your perennials till the leaves turn yellow and brown. Plants are still actively growing and storing food for the winter, especially in the fall. 2. When ready to cut back, leave about 3”-4” of stem or plant. This helps protect the crown of the plants and marks where it will come up...


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Mallory Smith, Grounds & Horticulture Intern Summer 2012

Mallory Smith, Grounds & Horticulture Intern Summer 2012

Grounds & Horticulture Intern Summer 2012 I feel very fortunate to have had an internship at Betty Ford Gardens this past summer. I first gained a true appreciation for alpine plants and rock gardening from a previous internship at Denver Botanic Gardens in 2010. Since then I had been eager to return to Colorado. Naturally,...


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Nicolette Albright, Purdue University 2011 Summer

Nicolette Albright, Purdue University 2011 Summer

My summer internship at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens surpassed all my expectations. From my first day up until my last, I looked forward to waking up and going to work. The staff and volunteers keep me busy and not a day went by that I did not learn something new. I was given responsibilities...


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