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 pavement walk.

$10.00

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 as we discuss the unique conservation uses of herbarium specimens. Far from simply being dried plants, herbarium collections can document plant diversity, track plant responses […]

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 to current destructive agricultural practices. Join Tim as he discusses progress on advancing perennial grain crops and polyculture farming. Light refreshments included. This event will […]

$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 such as:Allium, Fritillaria, Daffodils, Crocus, species Tulips and special blends to keep your garden blooming through summer.

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Bulb Sale

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

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 animal adaptations and learn about the history of Vail's early settlers. Warm up afterward in the Education Center and enjoy our permanent and rotating exhibits. […]

$10.00

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 animal adaptations and learn about the history of Vail's early settlers. Warm up afterward in the Education Center and enjoy our permanent and rotating exhibits. […]

$10.00

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Volunteer Gardening

Join us in the Gardens for an informal work session to help us keep the Gardens blooming. Tools and instruction provided. Please bring your own gloves, water bottle and hat. Gardeners meet at Tool Shed (upper northeast entrance of Garden) 9 a.m. - noon; Mondays & Thursdays. If you are a new volunteer, please fill […]

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