Since 1977, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens has practiced sustainability daily through solar energy, agriculturally sustainable plant production, education, an incredible volunteer force, and creative community-based funding. As a result, you will find wondrous displays of plant life in the conservatory and throughout our grounds. At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens you can see first-hand how people have come together to support the importance of human values, community, ecology, and renewable energy.

Solar Energy

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is a regional center for demonstrating renewable solar energy – both passive solar heating and solar electricity. Cheyenne Botanic Gardens opened its doors in November of 1977; in 1986 a new passive solar greenhouse/conservatory was constructed in Lions Park. In 1997 a photovoltaic system was added to help power the greenhouse/conservatory.

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Wind Energy

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens has a windmill and a wind turbine, both located at the Paul Smith Children's Village . The vertical axis wind turbine creates electricity for the site. The old traditional farmers windmill pumps water from a 100′ well and supplies water to the surrounding water features.

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Water Conservation

Conserving water requires planning and an ongoing commitment to sustainable lifestyles. Many landscapes utilize water conserving drip systems rather than overhead sprinkling.

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Other Sustainable Measures

In addition to our focus on renewable energy and water conservation, we employ many non-toxic strategies for integrated pest management. We utilize natural fertilizers and amendments such as compost.

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