Plants are an Answer: 2021 Summer Exhibits

Plants are an answer to climate change. They are nature’s reservoirs for absorbing carbon dioxide as they grow. Practical plant-based solutions to a warming climate based on today’s technology are highlighted in the Education Center. The exhibit is inspired by Project Drawdown, a plan of eighty solutions developed by a coalition of researchers and scientists […]

Workshop: Best of Both Worlds

Jean-Luc del Valle, Gardens' Horticulture Intern As cities and towns begin to take a second look on the impact of turf lawns, de Valle discusses how to best utilize your garden. Combining both traditional turf lawns and native plants to create a garden that is both ecological and welcoming. Meet at the Education Center.

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Chefs in the Garden -Nick Haley of Zino Ristorante

Six-part series of cooking demonstrations featuring the Valley's most celebrated chefs, designed to inform and delight audiences. These chefs volunteer their time and talent in support of the Gardens' work in horticulture, education and conservation. Members of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens will receive early access to tickets. General public tickets become available five days before […]

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Volunteer Gardening

Join us in the Gardens for an informal work session to help us keep the Gardens blooming. Tools and instruction provided. Please bring your own gloves, water bottle and hat. Gardens' tools will be sanitized regularly and masks are required when working closely together. Gardeners meet at Tool Shed (upper northeast entrance of Garden) 9 […]

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy an invigorating and centering morning flow in the tranquil yet vibrant Alpine Garden setting. Classes are taught by expert local yoga teachers at the base of the waterfall in the heart of the Gardens. Mats are available but limited. $15 class fee; cash only.

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy an invigorating and centering morning flow in the tranquil yet vibrant Alpine Garden setting. Classes are taught by expert local yoga teachers at the base of the waterfall in the heart of the Gardens. Mats are available but limited. $15 class fee; cash only.

Guided Garden Tour

The tour winds through the five-acres of beautiful gardens. You’ll learn about alpine flora, mountain environments, identification, and the history of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Vail. Meet your Garden Guide at the Education Center by 10:30 a.m. Plan to arrive several minutes early. The Education Center is a 5 minute walk from the Ford […]

Yoga in the Garden

Enjoy an invigorating and centering morning flow in the tranquil yet vibrant Alpine Garden setting. Classes are taught by expert local yoga teachers at the base of the waterfall in the heart of the Gardens. Mats are available but limited. $15 class fee; cash only.

Après Speaker Series: The Colorado River and Changing Climate

Brad Udall, Senior Water & Climate Research Scientist, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University Climate scientists agree that the Colorado River Basin is already much warmer and will continue to get warmer - over 1°C since the mid 20th century and potentially 2°C or more by mid-century - resulting in reduced streamflows and increased system […]

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