Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is open year-round and is the world’s highest botanical garden.

Location of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is located at 183 Gore Drive in Vail, Colorado. Surrounding Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is Gore Creek, Ford Amphitheater, and pretty much everything else in Vail with the Ford name attached to it.

Information about Vail's Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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If you're planning on spending time in Vail, Colorado, be sure to make it also a plan to visit the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

It doesn't matter if you're in Vail to go skiing or to enjoy the summertime events and weather, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is open 365 days a year. Not only that, but it is free to the public.

In addition, as mentioned above, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in the world sitting at 8200 feet above sea level. The Betty Ford Gardens are actually slightly higher in elevation than the town of Vail itself which sits at 8150 feet above sea level.

History of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens was originally built in 1985 and has been consistently growing ever since. There have been several large projects done to expand the gardens over the years that made it into the beautiful Colorado attraction that we know it as today.

Interestingly, what we know as Betty Ford Alpine Gardens didn't always go by that name. In fact, it wasn't until 1988, three years after the gardens were built, that they were named after the former first lady.

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