The world's highest botanic garden, Vail's famed Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a not-to-miss attraction that's open year round and is exploding with color in the summer season. A state-of-the-art educational center as well as a public garden, this place goes to show that a lot remains alive under the layers of snow that settle in for the long Vail winter. In the summer season, when all of the plants perk up and exhibit their full beauty, this venue hosts outdoor concerts, art classes, photographic explorations and more. Camps, clinics and classes held here bring students of all ages into a rare natural environment that functions as a place for learning or for simply enjoying an outdoor sanctuary.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
522 S. Frontage Road, Vail