Visit the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens & Education Center
The highest botanical gardens in the world at 8,200 feet with a unique collection of alpine, sub-alpine and other mountain plants and flowers. Open from dawn to dusk daily and free for all ages, the Gardens are a fantastic spot to start your day or unwind from a day of adventures. Start your visit at the Education Center, just west of the Gardens and Ford Park. Discover and learn about the alpine environment and its plants through self-guided informational displays. There are even interactive displays to involve the kids! And, don’t miss the state of the art alpine house featuring plants from around the world. From there, head outside following the path through the gardens’ glorious plants and flowers as you meander on your own or with a knowledgeable guide.
The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens offer a variety of activities for all ages, including family-friendly and kids specific activities with special activities at our Children’s Garden – a great place to play and discover! Other kids activities include scavenger hunts and guided family activities. Adult activities include Chefs in the Gardens, Yoga in the Gardens, Botanic Photography and more!
For an expanded immersion into Colorado and Vail’s nature in the heart of Vail Village, wander to the near-by Vail Nature Center after exploring the Gardens.
For more information, please call (970) 476-0103.