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
Where: Laramie County Library Cottonwood Room
Price: $15.00 ea.
Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com, 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
Tonight Tues., Feb. 5th, 6:30 p.m.
Laramie County Public Library Cottonwood Room
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.
with Tom Throgmorton
This Sat. Jan. 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room, Laramie Co. Library
Tickets: 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
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.
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.
For more information contact:
Darcee at 307−637−6458
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This is a great time of year to take advantage of sales at your local garden centers!Show your Cheyenne Botanic Gardens membership card and receive a 10% discount on non-sale items at:
2120 E. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Murdoch’s (garden related items only)
3773 E. Lincolnway, Cheyenne WY 82001
Fort Collins Nursery
2121 East Mulberry, Fort Collins, Colorado
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With school out and longer days of Summer we are please to provide longer hours in which you can enjoy the Paul Smith Children’s Village. Being open longer into the evening on Tuesdays allows for families to also take advantage of the free Movies in the Park after sunset at the Lions Park– Brimmer Amphitheater.
Tuesday and Saturday – 10 – 7
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 – 5
Sunday – 10 – 4