On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: the Botanical Legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens - Vail’s Alpine Treasure
By Sarah Chase Shaw
On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains offers an intimate view of treasured Vail, Colorado botanic garden, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Written by Sarah Chase Shaw, the book examines the development of a world-renowned botanic garden devoted to high alpine plants from around the globe. Over 280 photographs of alpine plants and landscapes give readers an in-depth look at this unique ecosystem.
“While the book focuses on Betty Ford Alpine Gardens,” says Shaw, “it also celebrates the global reach of the alpine ecosystem and the unique climate that supports and sustains the hardy plants and animals that inhabit it from pole to pole.”
When you purchase this book, you are supporting a team of scientists, educators, horticulturists, and volunteers who, together, work to conserve the alpine environment and curate a beautiful space for Vail’s community.