Vail gardens get national exposure |

Vail gardens get national exposure

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
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VAIL – Vail’s Betty Ford Alpine Gardens –America’s highest botanical garden – is receiving “majestic” attention.

“Horticulture” magazine, with a paid circulation of more than 200,000, is featuring Vail’s Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in a colorful, four-page pictorial spread in this month’s issue.

“For many avid gardeners, ‘Horticulture’ magazine is a vital source of information,” says Ann Kurronen, the gardens’ executive director. “We’re proud to be featured and are optimistic this exposure will bring a new wave of enthusiastic visitors to Vail and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.”

The magazine’s feature is called “Mountain Majesty,” features photographs by local photographer Dan Sweeney, as well as Gardens staff.

Last year, the semi-monthly magazine agreed to publish the pictorial when the American Public Gardens Association awarded the gardens with the 2009 Award for Garden Excellence.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens provides free access to an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. For more information, call 970-476-0103, ext. 3, or visit

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