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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail...
This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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Lovely gift shop

This gift shop has a really nice selection of locally-made jewelry, personal accessories, candles, super plush stuffed animals for the little ones, among other items. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Woodstock, NY, United States
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Woodstock, NY, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This gift shop has a really nice selection of locally-made jewelry, personal accessories, candles, super plush stuffed animals for the little ones, among other items. It was a welcome relief from all the Vail-logo and high-end shops that seem to dominate the village.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

These gardens are well maintained an landscaped. Specimens are well marked and beautifully presented.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Vail has done an excellent job with the gardens. So many flowers and well planned out. Easy to get to. Great fun for everyone

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

What a gem awaited us when we happened upon this outdoor treasure. Somehow, I wasn't expecting a beautiful, natural style garden that greeted us in Vail (summertime.). The plants were well tended and beautiful, and the serene atmosphere was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the downtown tourist area. Tip #1 take your time, it is not.a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was fortunate to volunteer this past summer to help tend the gardens by planting annuals and being available to do whatever the head gardener required. If you find yourself in Colorado, Betty Ford Gardens in Vail Village is a must visit. Every year the gardens are expanded; there are different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees to admire. The... More 

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Louisville
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul... This is a place where you can go, that you can feel safe and look inside yourself and discover yourself...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Every time I have gone snowshoeing here I have felt like I was the only person in the world. Very peaceful and beautiful. Wish it was larger!

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Do not miss these glorious gardens. So many lovely flowers and water features. Very peacuful and surrounded by the glory of the Gore Range.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very impressive rock garden and playground. If you're in need of a place for an amazing photo shoot, stop by. We were there in late October and it was nice, but I can imagine that in the summer the foliage and flowers would make the place even more beautiful.

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We walked the entire garden, and while it was a nice experience on a beautiful fall day, there was very little vegetation to view in October. I can see that a summer trip would give an abundance of flowers and a real feel for the different types of alpine ecosystems.

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