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 […]

Walk on the Wild Side Wildflower Tour

See what is blooming in nature and how these plants relate to mountain ecosystems outside the Garden walls. Meet at the Education Center and be prepared for an off the […]


Conservation and Plant Pressing Workshop

Emma Byerly, Gardens Conservation Intern Discover how our conservation team uses herbarium vouchers to further our mission to understand and preserve alpine plants. Join us at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens […]

Free – $10.00

Après Speaker Series: Adapting Farming to a Changing Climate

Dr. Tim Crews, Director of Ecological Intensification and Lead Scientist, Soil Ecology Program, The Land Institute, Kansas The Land Institute is a science-based research organization working to develop an alternative […]

$10.00 – $15.00

Bulb Sale for Gardens Members

Members receive exclusive presale access. Shop a carefully curated selection of unusual bulbs and pollinator gift boxes. Receive expert advice and tips on planting. Hardy, deer resistant and naturalizing bulbs […]


Bulb Sale

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

From Platte to Peak Exhibit

Presenting illustrations of plant species collected 200 years ago by botanist Edwin James during the Stephen H. Long expedition. James collected 700 plant species, 140 which were entirely new to […]

Winter Garden Snowshoe Tour

Snowshoe on a garden trail with a naturalist from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. While making your way through the Gardens' winter wonderland, explore the local environment, discover alpine plant and […]


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