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Benefit night to support gardens

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL, COLORADO ” Holiday shoppers with a taste for fine dining can have it all Wednesday in support of America’s highest botanical garden.

Alpine Treasures, the gift shop on the Gore Creek Promenade in Vail Village, benefits the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The shop is hosting Shopper’s Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Patrons can enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and beverages just east of the International Bridge, and purchases are good for 50 percent discounts on entrees Wednesday evening at Sweet Basil, Vail’s premier restaurant, on Gore Creek Drive.

“We have a beautiful selection of items made by local Colorado artisans. There’s something for everybody,” says retail consultant Susan Swimm, who’s organizing the event. “Come support the Gardens, then walk upstairs and enjoy a fine dinner at Sweet Basil.”

At 8,250 feet above sea level in Vail’s Ford Park, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in the United States, and perhaps the world, providing free access to an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. Its mission is to inspire passion for plants in high-altitude communities through beautification, conservation, education and research programs.

For more information on Shopper’s night out, call 479-7365. For more information on the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, call 476-0103, ext. 3, or visit

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