Guided Snowshoe Tour -Garden Tree Trail

Snowshoe on a garden trail with a naturalist from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. While making your way through the Gardens’ winter wonderland, explore the importance of trees and the alpine environment. Warm up afterward with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in drop-in...

Members Only Plant Sale

As a special thank you to our members, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is offering an exclusive plant presale. Have first selection of plants and troughs, located outside the Education Center.

Rock Garden Plant Sale

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is hosting its annual plant sale featuring unusual, water efficient plants perfectly suited for mountain gardens. Located outside the Education Center. *Members of the Gardens can enjoy a special presale on Thursday, June 4 from 1 – 4 p.m....

Rock Garden Plant Sale

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is hosting its annual plant sale featuring unusual, water efficient plants perfectly suited for mountain gardens. Located outside the Education Center. *Members of the Gardens can enjoy a special presale on Thursday, June 4 from 1 – 4 p.m....

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.

Garden Tour

The tour winds through the four-acres of beautiful gardens. You’ll learn about alpine flora, mountain environments, identification, and the history of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Vail. Meet your Garden Guide at the Education Center at 10:30 a.m. Plan to arrive...

Garden Tour

The tour winds through the four-acres of beautiful gardens. You’ll learn about alpine flora, mountain environments, identification, and the history of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Vail. Meet your Garden Guide at the Education Center at 10:30 a.m. Plan to arrive...

WEBINAR -Are Alpine Plants and Animals on the Same Page?

The Effects of Global and Regional Climate Change on Wildflowers and Animals in the Colorado Rocky Mountains Dr. David Inouye of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory will share his research on how global and regional climate change has affected wildflowers and...

Watercolor Flower Painting

Create watercolor masterpieces with local mural artist at the base of the Rock Garden Waterfall in the Alpine Plaza. This class is intended to introduce you to watercolors and observation in how to paint flowers. All levels welcome! Materials provided. Space is...

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