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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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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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a peaceful spot

Add this to your walking plans; so peaceful and a quiet spot to explore and reflect. You will want to go back again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Add this to your walking plans; so peaceful and a quiet spot to explore and reflect. You will want to go back again and again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I loved this small, but packed full, outdoor botanic garden. Various alpine plants from around the world, with good labeling, many species I was not familiar with and a really nice layout.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

At first glance, the BFAG appears to be a tiny garden; however, it is easy to spend three hours touring through the well designed and managed gardens. Native rocks and plants have been arranged to form beautiful, colorful paths and waterfalls and small pools that cascade gently down what would be a steep sloop were it not exquisitely designed for... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love this place any time of the year but especially when so many flowers are in bloom. Fun to walk thru early in the morning or on your way in or out of Ford Amphitheater. Where else on earth can you see what blooms in the high mountains all over the world? Only here or in those places. Great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

really enjoyed a leisurely stroll, taking in all the varieties of plants. so beautifully maintained, yet not a formal setting at all. very quiet place.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a wonderful morning attending yoga class at this garden. The local paper said that the garden have yoga classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and walk-ins are welcome, we tried one morning. We went to the address google mentioned in Vail village but that was the organization office and yoga class was in the actual garden. So... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely to walk around or just sit for hours and contemplate. We biked from our hotel, but you can walk from Vail village. There are so many types of flowers to enjoy.

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Panama City, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The garden is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. It showcases alpine flora and is laid out in a very attractive and peaceful setting. It is free but a donation would be appreciated, Nature walking paths lead to it and the Gerald Ford amphitheatre from downtown Vail.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a gem these gardens are! Don't miss the old school house below the gardens - it is a wonderful little shop!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We walked the gardens and really enjoyed the unique plants and the beauty of it. I thought 13 year olds would complain but it was truly a wonderful time.

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Additional Information about Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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