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Education and Outreach
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens aims to inspire, enrich and beautify the greater High Plains community through gardening, education, volunteerism, and stewardship. With this goal in mind, the Gardens offer a variety of educational and learning opportunities in the subjects of gardening and horticulture, landscaping, agricultural science, history, renewable energy and sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions.
The Paul Smith Children's Village
Constructed in the early 1930s as part of a Depression-era job training program, the Paul Smith Children's Village is designed to teach concepts of sustainability from the past, present, and future. The Village is set on three-quarters of an acre site that feature a variety of specialty, interactive landscapes, pre-existing stone building and a small historic greenhouse. A color-coded geodesic dome rests at the center of the site, around which are diverse landscapes and attractions, including a natural wetlands area with gravity powered waterworks, Archimedes' screw, solar and hand-powered pumps, and a farmer's windmill. There are also Indian tipis, a world vegetable garden, art/crafts plazas, a green roofed dog house, a historic sheep wagon, a puppet theater and a lovely picnic orchard.
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are located at 710 S. Lions Park Drive in Cheyenne and is open to the public 365 days a year during daylight hours with free admission. Conservatory hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, and is closed on Sundays. The Paul Smith Children's Village is open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, however, change seasonally.
710 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001, website, Phone: 307-637-6458
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