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 information on the alpine environment and related topics. 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 our  Calendar of Events or click HERE to view a PDF of our 2018 Summer Events & Activities

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picture4The Main Gallery of the Education Center offers year-round interactive activities and information.






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The Apicture5lpine 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. 





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libraryThe 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. Click HERE to search the online library collection or click on the Vail Public Library logo.logo_responsive[/wpspoiler]


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