Family Guided Activities

Today's Theme: Alpine Animals! Children and families will get to do hands-on learning and discover the great outdoors around us! Cost is $10 per child. Activities are best suited to children ages 5-12.


Proper Pruning Workshop

Expert advice and pruning demonstrations on large trees to small shrubs: learn tips and tricks to cutting away branches and stems to increase garden growth. Meet at the North entrance of the gardens. FREE for members and volunteers, $10 for general public.

Free – $10

My Favorite Perennials Workshop

Take a stroll through the gardens with Alyssa Stevens, one of the summer horticulture interns, as she prepares to finish her internship and reflects on some of the plants and experiences that have left an impression over her summer here. Free to attend. Meet at Education Center.


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.


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 invites you to an intimate evening with Jeri and Colorado photographer John Fielder on Wednesday, December 2, from 6 to 7 PM. Jeri will talk […]

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