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 […]

Colorado’s Highest Webinar

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center 522 S Frontage Road East, Vail, CO

Have you ever wondered how the 58 fourteeners you have climbed got their names? Author Jeri Norgren has some pretty interesting answers in their new book.  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens […]

Creating the Caucasus Crevice Garden

A Virtual Presentation of the Newest Addition to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The Caucasus mountains of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are home to some of most beautiful species of mountain […]

Amazing Alice Eastwood

A virtual presentation with Dr. Steve Ruskin When Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-author with Charles Darwin on the theory of evolution, came to Colorado in 1887, he wanted an expert […]

Saving the Alpine One Seed at a Time

You think alpine plants are small? You should see the seeds! Join us for a virtual presentation with the Gardens' Conservation Scientist, Emily Griffoul. A behind-the-scenes look at the process […]

Adventures in the Life of a Field Ecologist

A Virtual Presentation with Dr. Chris Ray, CU-Boulder Ray has been out in the field capturing pikas and counting birds among other things. Adventure is a word that includes triumphs […]

Community Garden Clean Up Day

*First Annual Community Garden Clean Up Days - help YOUR public garden get ready for summer* We invite the Vail Valley community and friends to rally together to show support […]

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