New Book Released - On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains

  • Country

    United States of America
  • Region

    North America
  • Topic

    Services for Botanic Gardens
  • Type

  • Source

    BGCI Member

Vail, Colorado. Available this Spring, On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains offers an intimate view of Vail’s treasured botanic garden, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Written by landscape architect and Colorado-based author Sarah Chase Shaw, the book examines the extraordinary effort put forth by a group of community-minded citizens to develop a world-renowned botanic garden devoted to high alpine plants. Named in honor of former First Lady Betty Ford, an avid gardener and part-time resident of Vail, the Gardens showcases over 3,000 alpine species in a collection of individual gardens devoted to unique alpine environments around the globe.

Compelling text, accompanied by masterful plant portraits take readers on an inside tour of the Gardens, one
of the most diverse living alpine plant collections in North America. Shaw’s new book is a tribute to the world of alpine plants and the vital work the Gardens is doing to promote research and conservation of global alpine environments in one of America’s premier resort destinations.

For an advanced copy, photography, interviews, or garden tour, please contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz | 970-618-5114


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