Cheyenne Botanic Gardens News and Events

Botanic Gardens renovates pond

The CBG is rebuilding the lily pond in honor of the late Fred Baggs. The lily pond with its iconic blue arched bridge located near the main door at the Botanic Gardens, is one of the most photographed sites in town. It was first constructed in 1987, soon after greenhouse first opened. It is filled with water from a sump pump in the greenhouse basement, as the water table is quite high under the greenhouse/conservatory. However, overtime the pond has developed leaks and major problems with algae.

The Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens foundation board have decided to rebuild this pond and add a waterfall. Further, the board decided to name the pond after the late Fred Baggs, a long-time volunteer at the Gardens and beloved community supporter who recently passed on.

Sawyer Waterscaping is doing the reconstruction of the pond.

We need your help! If you have an interest in making a contribution for this renovated pond in honor of Fred Baggs please contact Darcee Snider at 307-637-6458.