Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Launches a Mobile App

Looking for a photographic guide to Colorado's wildflowers at your fingertips? There's an app for that.

By Kirsten Dobroth June 5, 2017

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If you've ever found yourself wishing you knew the names of the many Colorado wildflowers that vibrantly paint the Vail Valley and beyond each summer, you're in luck – there's an app for that. The world's highest botanic garden has a mobile app (The Alpine Wildflower Finder) that includes a database of over 130 flower varieties, with high-resolution images of each, for users to browse through with more set to be loaded onto the app throughout the summer. And the best part? The app is free (although it's currently only available for iPhone and iPad users), as the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens tries to bring the spirit of education out of its base near Golden Peak and into the mountains. "We’re a free botanic garden and we're open year-round, so this is another way to show and expand upon our educational opportunities," says senior horticulturist Nick Courtens. And with that thought, happy flower hunting!

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