Known as the Oasis on the High Plains, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens boasts nine acres of beautifully maintained gardens and award-winning landscapes. A key feature of the grounds is the Greenhouse/Conservatory, one of the nation’s first 100% solar-heated greenhouses, with the sun powering 50% of the electricity. The tropical paradise is filled with a year round vegetable garden, which provides produce to low income citizens and senior volunteers.
Our specialty landscapes range from xeriscape, rose, herb, cacti, wetland, woodland, community gardens and many other thematic gardens. Unique landscape creations include an inspirational Peace Garden, colorful perennial and annual displays, labyrinth, stream bed and our historic Century Plazas which include the state’s oldest locomotive.
Don’t be fooled by the beauty; Cheyenne, WY is one of the nation’s most difficult garden climates ranking number one for hail and fourth for wind nationwide. With an elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level, Cheyenne has cool summers, gorgeous Indian summers and as most residents would say, a long winter.