This is the world's highest botanical garden, located at 8,200 feet in the Rocky Mountains.
The Gardens were founded by Vail and Denver horticulturists in 1985. Today the gardens include an Alpine Display Garden, Mountain Perennial Garden, Mountain Meditation Garden, and the Alpine Rock Garden with its stunning 120-foot waterfall. Other gardens include the Children's Garden and Schoolhouse Garden.
Together they contain about 2,000 varieties of plants, including more than 500 different varieties of wildflowers and alpine plants.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens often features art exhibits on mission-related themes in the Education Center.