Betty Ford Alpine Gardens hosts traveling exhibits throughout the year displayed in the main gallery of the Education Center. Past exhibits have focused on pollinators, mushrooms, rare and endangered plants and climate change. Exhibits are open to the public during Education Center hours and a $5 donation is appreciated. 





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Patrick Dougherty Photography Exhibit

May 2 – July 9

This exhibit is a collection of photos highlighting Patrick Dougherty’s stick sculptures. Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works, which required saplings by the truckloads. 


Summer Palace(2009) Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Photo: Rob Cardillo




H20=Life: Wet, Wild, Wonderful Waterways Exhibit 

July – December 

More than 90% of all mountain wildlife species depend on environments such as Gore Creek at some time in their lives. The riparian ecosystem is a web that connects organisms to the river, forest and each other. Visitors will learn about the plants and animals that live along and in the water and what we all can do to improve the health of all rivers.




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