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: Daily | 10am – 4pm

Current Exhibit ‘From Platte to Peak’ Botanical Illustration


$5 donation per person
There is no required admission fee.

Streamline your visit – Make your donation HERE before you arrive.


The Gardens is located in Ford Park, east of Vail Village and next to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, below Ford Park soccer and softball fields and across the creek from Manor Vail Lodge and Golden Peak.
Education Center is 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 condominiums OR take the path along Gore Creek, Betty Ford Way.
Bus stops: Free Intown Bus to Golden Peak, walk across the street, through Manor Vail Lodge breezeway into Ford Park. Or take the bus to Ford Park bus stop and walk past tennis courts into the Gardens.


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 during events.

In-town bus information
Regional Eagle County bus information


Comfy Footwear



Don’t Forget
Sunscreen (SPF)

Drinking Water


In the summer, light refreshments and ice cream are available at the
Schoolhouse Museum & Gift Shop located across from the main garden entrance.

The Gardens are located within walking distance of local restaurants in Vail Village.

Gardens Calendar

Calendar of Events

S Sun

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

2 events,

From Platte to Peak Exhibit

2 events,

1 event,

1 event,

2 events,


Winter Garden Snowshoe Tour

1 event,

2 events,


Winter Garden Snowshoe Tour

1 event,

2 events,

1 event,

2 events,

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