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Betty Ford Gardens and Nature Center

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

At 8,250 feet above sea level, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in the United States. With numerous educational programs for children and adults, including mountain hikes, docent-led tours, classes and exhibits, the beautiful botanical gardens in Vail offer countless ways to enjoy the rare and exotic alpine wildflowers and plants.

Explore and enjoy our stunning mountain garden situated high in the Rocky Mountains. In the shadow of Colorado's Gore Range, our assortment of perennial beds, rock gardens and waterfalls dramatically display an astonishing array of the world's most unique and beautiful high elevation plants.

Come explore the stunning scenery at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.


Then and Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape:

May 1 - July 5

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center will be hosting a traveling exhibit that makes climate change visible through historic and recent photographs from May 1 – July 5.

Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape is a nationally touring exhibit which will be on display at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center in Vail, Colorado. The exhibit pairs historic photographs with recent images taken from the same vantage points. Some photo pairs show minor differences, while others reveal dramatic changes to the arctic landscape.

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For more information and to see a calendar of events visit the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens website


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