Plan your visit with these resources including information on hours, admissions, how to get here, and other helpful tips.

Current Hours

Gardens: Daily | Dawn-Dusk

Education Center: Daily | 10am – 4pm


$20 suggested donation per person

There is no required admission fee.

Streamline your visit – make your donation before you arrive.

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.


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.

The Education Center is located to the west of the Gardens, adjacent to 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 east of The Wren condominiums OR take the path alongside Gore Creek to Ford Park.

Bus stops: Free in-town bus to Golden Peak, walk across the street, through Manor Vail Lodge breezeway into Ford Park. Or take the bus to Ford Park (summer only) bus stop and walk past tennis courts into the Gardens. Orange, Blue or Yellow routes.


Vail Village Parking Structure: Exit 176, head east on South Frontage Road (resort side). Free in summer, fees apply after one hour in winter. The Gardens are located in Ford Park to the east of here.

Ford Park Parking Lot: Park and follow the stone path down to the Gardens. Fees may apply during events. 2 hours free parking in winter.

In-town Bus Information

Visit the Regional Eagle County website for bus information.

What To Bring

  • Comfy footwear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 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.


Pets are permitted in the Gardens. They must stay leashed and on the paths.

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