Cheyenne Botanic Gardens : Botanic Gardens

High Plains Gardening Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

The event runs Jan. to March includes three lectures, each given by a master of their craft. LECTURES:
Jan. 28th- Habitat Heroes – Grow for Butterflies, Bees and Birds The lecture will begin with excerpts from the film by Catherine Zimmerman, “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” featuring Douglas Tallamy. Jane Dorn, Wyoming native plant expert and co-author of “Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area,” will then lead a panel of Cheyenne Habitat Heroes discussing how they garden for pollinators and other wildlife.
Feb 25th The Ins and Outs of Fairy Gardens with Kim Houck of Fort Collins Nursery
March 25th– Dirtiest Garden Secrets Revealed with Jeff Lowenfels, a popular national garden lecturer and author who is a leading proponent of supporting concepts of soil food web of microbes

Where: Laramie County Public Library – Cottonwood Room
When: Saturdays 1p.m. – 3 p.m.
How: Tickets are $40 for the lecture series or $15 for each lecture. Tickets will soon be available at -keyword: High Plains Gardening or Laramie County Master Gardeners.

Prior to the events, tickets will be available at Gardening With Altitude at 1101 Logan Avenue in Cheyenne- cash or check only. Tickets may also be available at the door (if not sold out).

Special thanks to our Seasonal Sponsor

usbankaThanks to US Bank for supporting most all of our educational and entertaining events this season at the Paul Smith Children’s Village.

For information on how your company or organization contact Tina Worthman at 307-637-6458. You name and logo will appear on all of our printed schedules and a banner with your logo will hang at the Village.

Come see 1,000 Faces of Santa

Through Dec. 23rd See the large, rare, unique collection of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century and all over the world displayed in the Lowe’s Discovery Lab at the Children’s Village (open Children’s Village hours).  It’s part of the Thom Wise Collection which was featured on HGTV.

New this year:
Selfies with Santa Contest!

Take a selfie with any Santa in the 1,000 Faces of Santa collection, send it to this link before the end of the day on Dec. 19th. The best Selfie With Santa will win a $40 gift certificate at Taco Johns!  Contest open to all ages.

1,000 Faces of Santa is Free! Thanks to:
D.A. Davidson – Financial advice for the long run

New access to Gardens during construction

Construction Map

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The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens now has a construction fence that changes how you access the Garden’s greenhouse and offices, as well as the Paul Smith Children’s Village. Please note that both the Children’s Village and the Botanic Gardens Greenhouse and Offices remain open for normal hours (see below).
The construction fence surrounds and eliminates our main parking lot (between the Greenhouse and the Children’s Village). For the Children’s Village parking, it is best to continue past the Village and make your first left and park at the old Community House’s parking lot. From there follow the sidewalk west to the main entrance of the Village.

For parking to access the Greenhouse and offices. Enter Lions Park as you would to go to the Kiwanis Community House. Continue on the park road heading south of the Kiwanis Community House, go past a park gazebo on your left and a Boy Scout building- also on your left. There you will find a parking lot. You can also continue on that road a bit and park adjacent to Sloan’s Lake. Then walk southwest towards the main door to the Greenhouse.

Position Open

The Cheyenne Botanic Garden is looking to hire a Development Director. This full-time position assists the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in fundraising, donor relations, coordinates events, publications, and public relations. For more information please click here. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is a division of the City of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department.

Interested in Volunteering?

IMG_3515Like gardens? Like being creative?
The Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens has some openings for volunteers. For more information, call 307-637-6349 or email
Tyler Mason.

Needed at the Children’s Village

Have any of these things to get rid of? We’ll take them! (more…)

Give the Gift of Membership!

Is there a special person in your life that enjoys gardening, greenhouses and learning about plants? If so, give them the gift of membership this Holiday Season! There are various levels of opportunities but every membership to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens includes:

Membership is a gift that lasts all year long!
here for more information.


Vandals destroy plants at Gardens

On the evening of August 27th unknown suspects severely damaged multiple plants, trees and foliage at the Botanic Gardens and S. Lions Park. It is believed that a machete or large knife was used to cut down many of the plants. “It is sad that there are people who delight in destruction. This represents thousands of hours of hard work by volunteers and staff. It came at a time when the Gardens were at their peak. (more…)

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