Delainey Williams – Horticulture Intern 2019

Delainey Williams – Horticulture Intern 2019

Spending the summer at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens was a great learning experience. The Michigan State horticulture program provided me with knowledge and some hands-on experiences but there is nothing like getting to put all of that to practice in a place as beautiful as Vail, Colorado. I have had the dream of working in...


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Brittney Marshall – Horticulture Intern 2019

Brittney Marshall – Horticulture Intern 2019

My internship with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens was a great introduction to the world of plant conservation. Throughout the summer, I worked with Nicola on North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation targets, specifically, creating a list of all North American alpine plants. As part of this project, I contacted authors of floras...


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Claire Pirio – Education Intern 2018 & 2019

Claire Pirio – Education Intern 2018 & 2019

My summer at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens has been nothing short of incredible. During my first couple of weeks at the Gardens, I would find myself smiling just from how lucky I felt to have landed an internship in such a beautiful setting. As the Education Intern, I got to interact with children and their...


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Kate Love – Horticulture Intern 2018

Kate Love – Horticulture Intern 2018

Working at Betty Ford Alpines Gardens presented a unique opportunity to work with and learn about alpine plants native to Colorado and across the world. Hands-on horticulture experience in the gardens, field trips to alpine areas, and working with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers created a one of a kind internship experience. As...


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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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