AAA Editor Notes
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is off I-70 exit 176 to 522 S. Frontage Rd. in Ford Park. An alpine rock garden showcases a 120-foot cascading waterfall and hundreds of native plants that depict alpine and subalpine habitats. A perennial garden features more than 1,500 varieties of plants, and a meditation garden combines Asian design and philosophy with Rocky Mountain plantings. Prime viewing season is May through September. A children's garden features a treasure hunt, a discovery cart and a schoolhouse museum. Children’s programs also are offered.

Guided tours are available.

Gardens by donation. Tours $5.
Daily dawn-dusk. Guided tours are offered Mon., Thurs. and Sat. at 10:30, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Hours and dates may vary; phone ahead. Allow 30 minutes minimum.
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