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.

Volunteer Gardening

Join us in the Gardens for an informal work session and to help us keep the Gardens blooming. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Bring water, hat and dress appropriately. Gardeners meet at Tool Shed (upper entrance of Garden). Mondays & Thursdays If you are a new volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form on […]

Evening Speaker Series Webinar: Dr. Chris Ray, CU Boulder, “The American Pika: Climatic Influences on Distribution Throughout Western North America”

Chris studies and models the dynamics of plant and animal populations, focusing especially on threatened species with fragmented populations. Her long-term project involves research on the American Pika, a species most impacted by alpine climate change. This webinar is free with the option for donation to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Register on Zoom here.

Helen Fritch Day

Join Gardens staff for a day in celebration of Helen Fritch, our founder. This afternoon open house will include free tours and seed cleaning demonstrations. RSVP here!

Evening Speaker Series Webinar: Reintroducing the Gray Wolf to Colorado

A ballot initiative to reintroduce the Gray Wolf in Colorado will be put before the voters of Colorado this November. The ballot measure would require reintroduction on designated lands to begin by December 31, 2023. Please join Dr. Rebecca Niemiec and Dr. Kevin Crooks of the CSU Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence as they discuss the […]

Fall Gardening & Bulb Planting

Learn planting techniques and bulb choices for your ideal garden. Help us create next year's blooms! Meet at the Main Entrance of the Gardens. FREE! Please RSVP.

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