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: 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.

Admission:

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

Directions:

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

Parking:

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

WHAT TO BRING

Wear Comfy Footwear

Bring a
Hat

Wear
Sunglasses

Don’t Forget
Sunscreen (SPF)

Bring Drinking
Water

REFRESHMENTS?

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.

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