The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens may seem an open secret to locals, but they and enterprising visitors can enjoy one of the leading alpine botanic gardens in the world just steps from the heart of Vail Village.

In This Feature:

Land Above the Trees

How Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, a Vail Village landmark born of kismet, factors in a worldwide quest to preserve a fragile environment threatened by climate change

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Alpine Environments in Peril

Climate change's impacts on mountain habitats may be far-reaching.

06/24/2021 By David Inouye

Perennial Favorites in the Alpine Habitat

Look for these blooms from around the world in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Courtesy Betty Ford Alpine Gardens