Perennial Border

"I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error."--Sara Stein, “My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany” 

The perennial borders at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are ever changing and provide for many ideas of new plants as well as great uses for old plants. The garden begins showing blooms in early April and provides a show all the way until early November.

The pathway in our main perennial border is actually an optical illusion. If you stand on the western edge of the sidewalk and look toward the east (towards the lake), the path will appear to be almost half as long as if you look from the east side of the path and look west. This is due to what is known as a “False Perspective.” This false perspective was created by narrowing the width of the sidewalk as you proceed from East to West.