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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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worth a visit

This is on the edge of Vail village and is very well presented. The gardens are free with wonderful... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Beautiful Gardens

We were there in late May and they just had a snowstorm the week before, however, there were still... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Amy S
Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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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
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is on the edge of Vail village and is very well presented. The gardens are free with wonderful views

Thank RGB25
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were there in late May and they just had a snowstorm the week before, however, there were still lots of pretty bulbs in bloom and the crabapple trees were also in bloom. Definitely a nice stroll!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We started at the educational centre which had an informative well set out exhibition of fungi. There was a garden set out for children with lots of information which was just as interesting for adults as well as the delightful alpine garden. Good playground a...More

Thank AngelaJ77
Reviewed 13 September 2016

For summer or early fall visits, walk a nice 10 min jaunt from Vail Village to reach the Betty Ford gardens which are spectacular despite the small size. Best colors and variety are seen in June and July. It's free but they accept donations to...More

Thank Polly T
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful small compact alpine garden with wonderful water features and varieties Visited the gardens at least 3 times while staying next door at the wren for 6 days. Make it a must see if visiting Vail.

Thank eskswach
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I'm glad we walked around the gardens. Very easy to get around and to see a park for the community. They have a nice playground for children, amphitheater, tennis courts and a nature learning center. Well done!

Thank LovesToTravel5552
Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are some plants that are quite similar to those we have all seen, but many are very unique. There are naturalists available and the workers can also be helpful in sharing information.

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple and even though it was fall and not many flowers but it was still beautiful and loved the walk around the gardens. Recommend it to people of all ages. Nice water fall with fall colors all sound.

Thank Neena M
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Nicely arranged outdoor gardens. Worth a visit. Should be more benches but overall still worthwhile to go there.

Thank kpt2015
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

An oasis, a calm atmosphere. Delightful walking trails. Lots of information about the various plants. This place is a real treasure. Be sure to visit!

Thank TrudiC44
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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
Digna B
23 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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16 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