Cheyenne Botanic Gardens : Botanic Gardens

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…)


The Mad Hatter Tea Party funraiser for Kids and adults (September 8th) are rapidly approaching.
HELP! We are in need of volunteers for the Mad Hatter Tea Party on Sunday, Sept. 8th.

For questions about volunteering, contact Darcee Snider at or 307.637.6458

We appreciate your support! THANK YOU!

Free Yoga Classes at Gardens


Article on Panayoti Kelaidis

Check out this great article on regional garden expert Panayoti Keladis, who recently spoke here in Cheyenne during our winter lecture series. It is about the Travels and Trials a Plant Explorer. Click Here to read.

Garden Club Plant Sale

Sponsored by the
Seed and Weed Garden Club

Perennials, annuals, Wyoming wildflowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, indoor plants, xeriscape, trees and shrubs.
When: This Sat. June 1, 2013  7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
shop early for the best selection!
Where: Cheyenne Botanic Gardens parking lot
“Plants direct from Cheyenne’s most experienced gardeners”
For more information email here.

Tree lecture with Scott Skogerboe

In 1876, there were 5,000 people and 12 trees in Cheyenne, WY. Early settlers quickly learned it was challenging to get plants to thrive in one of the harshest growing environments in the country. They struggled with the arid climate, alkaline soils, hail and constant wind.

Now Cheyenne can grow trees, but it isn’t easy and you need to know what to plant. Don’t miss the lecture on Tenacious Trees with expert arboricultureist, Scott Skogerboe.

When: This Saturday! March 16, 1:00 PM
Laramie County Library Cottonwood Room
Price: $15.00 ea.
Purchase tickets online at, type in “Gardening with Altitude,” or purchase at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check only)
NOTE: Lecture Room has limited seating. Advanced tickets are recommended as tickets at the door may sell out.
Sponsored by the
Laramie County Master Gardeners and
the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Lecture High Plains Horticulture Research Station

Tonight Tues., Feb. 5th, 6:30 p.m.
Laramie County Public Library Cottonwood Room

Mum Garden in 1959

Free lecture by CBG Director, Shane Smith- hosted by the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Learn how the USDA High Plains Horticulture Research Station helped to settle the High Plains and how the Botanic Garden hopes to develop 62 acres as a public arboretum.  Triumph High Catering will provide Warm Salsa, Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips.
This lecture is part of the Key Ingredients Exhibit at the Children’s Village.

Garden Lecture This Saturday

Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

with Tom Throgmorton
This Sat. Jan. 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room, Laramie Co. Library
kets: Price: $15.00
Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets​.com, type in keyword “Gardening with Altitude,” or purchase at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check only). Tickets likely available at the door unless we sell out prior.

You don’t need acreage to grow your own food. You can put vegetables on the table using your patio, small raised beds, and containers to grow produce.

Tom Throgmorton, a Cheyenne native, is the former Assistant Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, former nurseryman and is is well known in the area for offering gardening advice on the weekly radio spot “Garden Reports” on KUNC-FM. He is the owner of the gardening and landscape company, “Throgmorton Plant Management.”
Tom has lectured extensively in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Presented by Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

New Bonsai Trees on Display

Thanks to a loan from local bonsai enthusiasts, Bob and Joan Schick, there are many new bonsai on display at the Botanic Gardens Greenhouse. You can see both evergreen and tropical leafy plants on display in the center greenhouse.

If you have an interest in bonsai, check out the new bonsai club that meets on the second Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM at the Paul Smith Children’s Village classroom. It is free and open to any and all abilities. For more information call 307-637-6349.

Paul Smith Children’s Village open hours change

During the public school year, September through May, the Paul Smith Children’s Village hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Closed on Monday.  Be sure to check our calendar of events for updated daily activities.

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