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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Beautiful and free admission

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is a lovely, peaceful place to spend an hour or so. Lots of inspiring... read more

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My daughter and I visited the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in July. We were amazed at the many... read more

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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed yesterday

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is a lovely, peaceful place to spend an hour or so. Lots of inspiring views for gardeners.

Thank bounding4adventure
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I visited the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in July. We were amazed at the many volunteers weeding and watering.....the Garden is free and absolutely gorgeous.

Thank 38yearresident
Reviewed yesterday

All the flowers you see when you are hiking in the Rockies are right there - beautifully displayed and identified. It is free and a nice pleasant visit in the summer months.

Thank singasong123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect for everyone. Don't miss this nature walk representing vegetation of alpine regions from around the world.

Thank CynthiaFChicago
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing little park created by President Ford and his wife. A lot of flowers, trees an benches next to beautiful pond.

Thank privet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful foliage with appropriate explanation. Take the time to meander. Bathrooms were clean and shiny.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 2 days ago

A peaceful, beautiful place to take a walk, read a book, or just relax. Immaculately designed gardens with gorgeous and unique flowers!

Thank MaryKate R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had no idea this place existed...right off the freeway. Absolutely stunning! We had the pleasure of listening to the NY Philharmonic practice on Friday morning before their evening performance! What a gift!!

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens are amazing! What I found interesting was the use of rock and driftwood throughout the entire property. Garden art would be a great description. There are several small waterfalls that add to the ambience, some with a bench close by for relaxation. There...More

Thank Ginger99967
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recommended to us by our waiter from Sweet Basil (another excellent experience). Lovely walk to thew Gardens and so pretty to walk through. My husband even enjoyed the place!

Thank Karen T
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17 June 2017|
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Response from lfmonroe2 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with those who answered one hour. We did not visit with kids, but we spent about an hour in the park. I did not read every word of the interesting signs, but read enough to get the gist of them. The gift shop is... More
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22 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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15 April 2017|
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Response from memartin2014 | Reviewed this property |
There will be plants to see the end of May, but more later in the summer. This year there were late snowstorms. However, the Betty Ford Gardens also has an enclosed building with lots of reference material and it well... More