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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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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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Hard to find, FREE activity in Vail.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
RhondaSamplesBelcher
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Windsor, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A wonderful garden. A walking path through several areas of flora. Water features and wonderful plantings. Good parking and a great walk.

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Boone, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You can walk to it via a well kept river trail from many rental homes and hotel rooms. Well designed and maintained with good selection of alpine plants.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

this will be a good restful stop for the non winter visitors. easy walking and southing setting. recommend it.

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