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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Great Way to Plan my Summer Garden

I like to visit this garden every spring to look for plants that do well in high altitude. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ruhskis
,
Vail, Colorado
Annual perennial plant sale

Fantastic high altitude plants grown in the Betty Ford Gardens. Exotic varieties, you would be hard... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Connie M
,
Vail
via mobile
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
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+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to visit this garden every spring to look for plants that do well in high altitude. I photograph the name tag and share the information with my gardener. Visiting the garden really helps me make wise choices in finding perennial plants that will...More

Thank ruhskis
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic high altitude plants grown in the Betty Ford Gardens. Exotic varieties, you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere, great selection

Thank Connie M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went to explore this garden this morning. We got a pair of snowshoes and some poles and were on our way. Even though everything was covered with snow, it was still an enjoyable hike. Everything was so picturesque and peaceful. Would love to come back...More

Thank Elle V
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are not to be missed. They are beautifully tended gardens which highlight all the beautiful flowering plants, trees and bushes that grow so well in our difficult climate up in the mountains. I love to take children and adults there...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Spent a morning here snow shoeing.i was greeted by a lovely young lady to fitted me for snow shoes and gave me a map to follow. I walked along the creek and was so amazed at the beauty of the fallen snow on the huge...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful peaceful spot in the busy place that is Vail. The gardens and flowers are beautiful and the rushing stream going through… Wonderful setting.

Thank Joseph J K
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Enjoyed the pretty flowers and pleasant walk. Nice playground for kids nearby. Educational. Right off the bike path. Peaceful.

1  Thank Vail4me
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We were there in the summer and discovered it by accident as were walking from Vail to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a summer concert. There is a large, flat area perfect for a summer picnic and a garden that seems small at first...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This free attraction in Vail is a refreshing break from a trip along I 70 or even from a trip to Vail. It's a lovely botanic gardens, specializing in high altitude plants. It's free and beautiful.

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We came by here years ago and loved it. I stopped by today and it’s still peaceful and a wonderful place to visit. Spring and summer are the best times to come for sure.

1  Thank Ed B
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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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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
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