The South Community Garden of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is placed on an area that was Cheyenne’s first reservoir and was utilized in the 1880s. You can still see the historic rock wall along the garden’s perimeter fence and from Carey Ave. This reservoir’s water was sent in wooden stave pipes to a pumping station (where the current State of Wyoming Library now stands). From there the water went into downtown Cheyenne.
Plots are tended by volunteers of the Gardens who are in need of gardening space as well as members from the local community. There is also a small nursery that propagates woody plant material for the grounds.
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The South Community garden provides surplus food to senior volunteers and also includes a cut flower garden for floral displays throughout the summer.