Plan Your Visit
522 S Frontage Road East
Vail, CO 81657
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.
Gardens: Daily | Dawn-Dusk
Education Center: Open 10am til 4pm Mon-Sat
Subject to change – check here before visiting
The Gardens adhere to all Eagle County health protocols.
Snowshoe Rentals available at the Education Center. For more information go to the Explore tab and click Tours.
$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
WHAT TO BRING
Wear Comfy Footwear
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.