Plan Your Visit

Thanks to our generous sponsors and volunteers, admission to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is entirely free to the public. For information on visiting the new Shane Smith Grand Conservatory, Paul Smith Children’s Village, and other specific exhibits, please see below.

A reminder for outdoor photo sessions- Glitter is litter and non-biodegradable materials are not allowed on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens during your shoots. This negatively impacts our environment and wildlife and is considered littering.



Shane Smith Grand Conservatory

September-May: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and some Holidays

June, July, August: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday 12p.m. to 5p.m.  Closed Monday and some Holidays

Main Grounds

Open from Dawn to Dusk.



The Paul Smith Children’s Village

September-May: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and some Holidays

June, July, August: Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday 12p.m. to 5p.m. Closed Monday and some Holidays


The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is located at 710 S. Lions Park Drive in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is just east of Frontier Days Park, a few minutes north of downtown Cheyenne, and easily accessed from Interstate 25 or Interstate 80.

It is approximately 90 minutes north of Denver for a quick day trip, 2.5 hours south of Casper for a visit to the Capital City, 50 minutes east of Laramie for a change of scenery, and 1 hour and 30 minutes west of Sidney for some sightseeing!


Peak hours and private events

During peak visiting hours and special events, parking in and around the Botanic Gardens may be limited, so plan some extra time. We have a drop-off lane for those needing a shorter walk into the building.

Tips for your visit


In order to maintain our high quality visitor experience we are no longer allowing photography sessions inside the Grand Conservatory building during open hours. Photography reservations can be made from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tuesday thru Saturday, depending on availability, and the fee must be paid at time of booking. Staged or posed photography includes but is not limited to: senior pictures, wedding, engagement, maternity, family, prom, graduation photos etc. Please take a look at our Policy and Contract below, and call 307-637-6458 to schedule a session before arriving at the Gardens.

Photography Policy

Photography Contract-to be signed at CBG

Interacting with Wildlife

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is home to squirrels, foxes, geese, ducks, rabbits, and other wildlife. We ask that you do not feed any of these animals during your visit and respect their space.

Dog Policy

Only certified service animals are allowed in the Grand Conservatory. Gentle and well-trained dogs are welcome to visit the outdoor garden spaces with you; however, they must be kept on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. In addition, owners are asked to please respect the Botanic Gardens grounds and clean up after their dogs.


Visitors are welcome to picnic in open areas of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens grounds. However, we ask that you please deposit any trash, recyclables, and compost in designated receptacles when you are finished.

General Expectations

The Botanic Gardens is a treasured space and source of peace for many. In order to preserve its beauty, we ask that you do not pick flowers, disturb plants, trees, or art installations, climb trees, throw rocks, or leave litter behind. In addition, building fires, carving anything into Botanic Gardens property, or bringing unapproved alcohol to the premises is strictly prohibited.


Engage By Cell

Engage By Cell gives you a map of our outdoor spaces, information on gardens, and is an interactive platform form for educational engagement. Click the link below to enjoy some interactive fun.