Seed Library of Laramie County

The Seed Library of Laramie County is a joint project of Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners. It is housed at the library in an effort to introduce residents to gardening, and provide education on seed-saving and developing a green thumb.

We have easy-to-grow seeds that will do well in our climate, so you’ll have success in your garden!

About the Seed Library:

    • SEEDS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MARCH 23, in the Cottonwood Room and Willow Room on the first floor of the library.
    • View the Seed Catalog (PDF) by clicking on the icon to the right.
    • Click on the button below to fill out the Online Seed Selection Form.
    • It’s free and you don’t need a library card, but you must live in Laramie County.
    • Choose from a variety of regionally-appropriate flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
    • Each person may check out 12 packets, up to 2 packets per type of seed. Each packet has enough seeds for a small garden.



To Return:

1) Read our brochure on seed-saving.
2) Bring your saved seeds to the third floor Ask Here desk.
3) Fill out a short return form.
4) If you wish, donate money to support next year’s seed library.



Local Resources:

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
710 South Lions Park Drive
Planting schedule for Cheyenne

Cheyenne Compost Facility
3714 Windmill Road

Cheyenne Urban Forestry
520 West 8th Avenue

Habitat Hero Demonstration Gardens
Board of Public Utilities, 2416 Snyder Avenue
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive
Laramie County Library System, 2200 Pioneer Avenue

High Plains Arboretum
Cheyenne Field Station, 8301 Hildreth Road

Laramie County Conservation District
1923 Whitney Road

Laramie County Master Gardeners
1400 East College Drive, Pathfinder Building, Room 406D

Online Resources:

Cheyenne Garden Gossip
A blog by local gardener Barb Gorges

Colorado State University Extension
Yard and garden information.

University of Wyoming Extension
Wyoming-specific information

Cheyenne Planting Schedule
Knowing when to plant is one of the keys to successful vegetable gardening on the high plains. The following planting dates are based on Cheyenne’s average weather. The last average frost-free date is May 20. The first average frost date is September 20. Keep an eye on the sky and be ready to make adjustments! Adapted from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (
April 15
Cabbage – seeds or plants
Leafy greens, lettuce – seeds or plants
Onion – seeds or plants
Pea – seeds
Spinach – seeds or plants
May 01
Beet – seeds
Carrot – seeds
Chard – seeds or plants
Herbs – seeds
Mustard – seeds or plants
Parsnip – seeds
Perennials – seeds or plants
Radish – seeds
May 25
Bean (bush, pole) – seeds
Corn – seeds or plants
Cucumber – seeds or plants
Eggplant – plants
Pepper – plants
Tomato – plants
June 1-30 Annuals – check seed packet
Bean (bush) – seeds
Leafy greens – seeds
Pea – seeds
Root crops – seeds
Aug 1-10 Radish – seeds
Spinach – seeds or plants

Adapted from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens