Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots

Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots
June 27 – November 2, 2019

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the FIRST in the country to re-create the US Botanic Garden’s most popular 2015 exhibit, Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots.


Come to the Education Center this summer and experience Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots. It is a powerful visual display featuring 20 foot long roots hanging from the floor to the ceiling grown at the Land Institute in Kansas. The exhibit will feature great interpretation highlighting the question of how we will continue to sustainably feed the planet.  


Photographic panels by world-renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson installed in the Education Center and in the gardens will highlight the hidden world of roots.

Women Farmers

Women Farmers, a photographic exhibit prepared by Jim Richardson will be displayed in all 4 local libraries.

National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson has beautifully captured women farmers in their fields.

Exhibit is sponsored by Katherine Sharp Borgen

Come visit a local library to have a tour from women farmers around the globe. See exhibit location below. 

          • Vail Public Library – June
          • Gypsum Public Library – June, August
          • Avon Public Library – July
          • Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards – September
          • Eagle Public Library – October
Past Exhibits
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens hosts traveling exhibits throughout the year displayed in the main gallery of the Education Center.
Past exhibits: 
  • Pollinators,
  • Mushrooms,
  • Rare and endangered plants
  • Climate change

Exhibits are open to the public during Education Center hours 10-5pm everyday. There is no admission fee and a $5 donation is appreciated.

Credit cards are accepted.