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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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United States of America - Colorado - Vail

Institution Code: VAIL

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Alpine Pools at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Alpine Pools at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

About the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Mission Statement:


"to deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine flora and the fragile mountain environment."

Main Address:
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
183 Gore Creek Drive, Suite 7
Vail
Colorado 81657 United States of America

Telephone: (970) 476-0103
Fax: (970) 476-1685
URL: www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org
Primary Email: nicola@bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Nicola Ripley, Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Nicola Ripley
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.6334420
    Longitude: -106.4114869
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2500
  • Special Collections:Focus on alpine plants and native Rocky Mountain flora.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes