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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail selling unique plants

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Plants for sale at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens through June 4 feature plants that work well in alpine soil, rock gardens, perennial borders and container gardens.

VAIL — The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is hosting its annual plant sale, with unique indigenous plants to add to your garden.

With the addition of the Education Center, located west of the Ford Park playground in Vail, the Alpine Gardens also hosts a membership drive and perennial plant sale.

Through June 4, the plant sale features plants that work well in alpine soil, rock gardens, perennial borders and container gardens — plants start at $3. Proceeds from the sale will help to keep the Alpine Gardens in pristine condition and at the forefront of alpine botanical sciences.

Join the Club

Members and supporters of the Alpine Gardens receive a 10 percent discount.

"Membership supports the annual operations and gives us the ability to maintain and grow our collection of plants, expand our educational programming and undertake research to better understand our alpine environment," said Nicola Ripley, executive director of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

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A membership includes access to more than 300 botanical gardens and museums across the country, an invitation to Breakfast in the Gardens, reserved seating for Chefs in the Gardens and discount to select programs.

Membership information

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens provides a safe place for people of all ages to learn everything about plants and about our mountain environment.

Individual memberships start at $50 and family memberships start at $75. Members who pledge a sustaining membership of $250 or more are invited to the Garden Soiree held prior to the closing of the New York Philharmonic performance on Saturday, July 28.

Don't Forget the Veggies

The Alpine Gardens will also be selling organic vegetables and alpine perennials from a variety of nurseries across the country that specializes in growing unusual plants. Prices will range from$2 to $5 for veggies, and $3 to $10 for plants — many of which cannot be found around the Vail Valley.

For more information, visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or stop by the Alpine Gardens in Vail.