Education Center


Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center was completed in Summer of 2015. The facility provides visitors with several hands on learning activities, an Alpine House and an interpretation center focusing on the alpine environment. The Education Center is open year round and provides an educational experience for guests of all ages through displays, traveling exhibits, workshops and videos.   

For more information on events and activities at the Education Center visit Calendar of Events or to view our 2018 Summer Events & Activities


Main Gallery
The Main Gallery of the Education Center offers year-round interactive activities and information.
Alpine House
The Alpine House is a cold greenhouse which mimics our alpine environment. The House is monitored and regulated through temperature control and allows Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to house some of the rarest plants 365 days a year.
The Kirsten E. Liebhaber Memorial Library
The Kirsten E. Liebhaber Memorial Library
In partnership with the Town Of Vail Public Library, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is now connected to the Marmot online database. The library is located in the Education Center. It is a non-circulating collection whose primary purpose is to support staff research and Members’ gardening needs. Search the online library collection.