Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Colorado


Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, in Colorado, is a perfect place for peace and relaxation. Sitting at an elevation of 8,200 it is a small oasis of calm wilderness looking over the beautiful Vail landscape.

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  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are situated in Vail, Colorado and at an elevation of 8,200 are the highest botanical gardens in North America.
  • The area offers amazing views of the mountains which the gardens are designed to mirror.
  • A perfect spot for relaxation and meditation, come and unwind in this tranquil environment


Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado, is a beautiful garden set within the wilderness of the Vail countryside. At an elevation of 8,200, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the highest botanical gardens in North America. Surveying the stunning views from this small oasis of calm is a relaxing, tranquil experience and has become renowned as a place to meditate amongst the peacefulness of nature.


The gardens are located Ste 395, 183 Gore Creek Drive in Vail, Colorado. Take east or west on the l-70 to the main Vail exit then 176 to the South Frontage Road.


The garden is best enjoyed during the Vail summertime which begins around mid June through till August. The gardens are open daily from dawn till dusk. It is free to visit the gardens.


The main purpose of the area is to relax and take a break from the stresses of modern life in this beautiful setting. Many people meditate in the gardens whilst others just enjoy the views of the mountains, which these unique gardens are designed to mirror.

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Many of the flowers in the gardens stay in bloom for longer periods of time due to Vail's cool night temperature keeping the gardens colorful and vibrant.

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