At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, there is always something new to discover. Explore the multitude of wondrous indoor and outdoor displays, educate yourself on issues of sustainability, or just sit and immerse yourself in the peaceful, garden atmosphere.

Behold The Grand Centerpiece

A must-see Wyoming destination, the Grand Conservatory features a lush, tropical plant collection (including a 34-foot tall palm tree), an elegant, Baroque-style Orangerie, and a special bonsai house. Spend your time lingering in the tropics, relax on the rooftop, or check out the conservatory’s one-of-a-kind Navy submarine periscope for glorious views of the city.

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See Through new Eyes

The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a must-see attraction for all who are young at heart. Designed to teach concepts of sustainability from the past, present, and future, the LEED Platinum-certified Village is filled with numerous interactive landscapes, including natural wetlands, gravity-powered water works, a farmer’s windmill, solar pumps, and more. Visit to experience Archimedes’ screw—an ancient method for hand pumping water, enjoy the arts and crafts plaza, or listen to Storytime in the Secret Garden.

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Admire a magnificent Collection

Long-time advocate and supporter of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Barbara Andrikopoulos once called the gardens complex “the grand centerpiece” of Cheyenne. A fixture of modern Wyoming, the gardens boast nine acres of award-winning perennial and annual landscapes, including an inspirational Peace Garden, a year-round vegetable garden that provides produce to low-income citizens and senior volunteers, and the educational Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Grand Conservatory.

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Initially built to encourage the development of hardy trees, shrubs, and flowers for use on the climate-challenged prairies of Wyoming, the High Plains Arboretum continues to preserve, restore, and introduce treasured plants to the Cheyenne area. Enjoy self-guided tours of the arboretum grounds’ with more than 6O notable trees and shrub.

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Whether you have a vegetable garden, rose garden, or weed garden, our Cheyenne Botanic Gardens experts will help you find your way. Explore our tips and tricks on everything from growing food of your own, to managing harsh weather conditions on the High Plains.

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In 1978, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens introduced Wyoming’s first modern-day community garden since World War II. Today, the Botanic Gardens operate two communal plots in Lions Park—the North Community Garden and the South Community Garden—which both provide fresh produce to low-income citizens and gardeners in the Cheyenne area.

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