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

Vail landmark Betty Ford Alpine Gardens exhibits striking flora alongside its mission of alpine habitat preservation amid climate change.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Alpine Environments in Peril

Climate change's impacts on mountain habitats affect a variety of plants, animals, and human needs.

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