Colorado Botanist Explorers outdoor exhibit

2020 is the 200th anniversary of the Long Expedition, the first scientific exploration of Colorado that included botanist Edwin James. He, and those that followed, opened up the stunning world of plants unique to Colorado.

“Alpines: Conquerors of the Cold” Visitor Center Exhibit

The harsh alpine ecosystem is too brutal for trees to live. Explore intimate photographic portraits of survivors, from lichens to pikas, that have evolved strategies to endure in the world's toughest environment. Visit this summer exhibit in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Visitor Center, open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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 […]

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