Plan Your Visit

522 S Frontage Road East
Vail, CO 81657

ADA Accessibility:
The Gardens is ADA accessible; we do not have wheelchairs available. ADA parking is available in Ford Park Parking Lot or across from the Ford Amphitheater on Betty Ford Way with placard visible.

Current Hours:

Gardens: Daily | Dawn-Dusk
Education Center: Mon-Fri 10am -4pm

Please wear your mask in the building. Thank you.


$5 donation is appreciated.
There is no required admission fee.


The Gardens | located in Ford Park, next to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, below Ford Park soccer and softball fields and across the creek from Manor Vail Lodge.
Education Center | located to the west of the Gardens, past the Ford Park playground

From Vail Village parking structure, it is a 5-10 minute walk or bus ride east.
Walk: along South Frontage Road to Ford Park, just past The Wren. OR take the path along Gore Creek
Bus stops: Golden Peak, walk across street, through Manor Vail Lodge to Ford Park
Ford Park, walk down into the park


Vail Village Parking Structure: Exit 176 on South Frontage Road. Free in summer, fees apply after two hours in winter. The Gardens are located to the east of here. 
Ford Park Parking Lot: SUMMER ONLY. Park and follow the stone path down to the Gardens. Fees may apply

In-town bus information
Regional Eagle County bus information


Wear Comfy Footwear

Bring a


Don’t Forget
Sunscreen (SPF)

Bring Drinking


In the summer, light refreshments and ice cream are available at the
Schoolhouse Museum & Gift Shop.

The Gardens are also located within walking distance to local restaurants.

Gardens Calendar

Calendar of Events

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Helen Fritch Day

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