Plant Resources

Waterfall feature in My Big Backyard with plants around it

Flora As Well As Fauna.

In addition to a wide variety of animals, the Zoo’s 80 developed acres showcase a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers. Enjoy these wonderful gardens throughout the Zoo during your visit. Below find information on native species, animal resistant varieties and resource wise plants that do well in the Pikes Peak Region.

 

‘Resourse Wise’ Plants for the Pikes Peak Region

Resource Wise plants are those which require less water, care, protection from wildlife, and fertilizer than the average plant. They are suited to our climate and soils. While it is possible to grow a plant just about anywhere given enough time, money, and energy, the Zoo’s horticulture staff focus on identifying, testing, and using resource wise plants on our grounds. Why not join us in becoming ‘resource wise’ and living green in your garden and landscape!

Many of the plants we rely on at the Zoo can be difficult to find in local garden centers. However, these plants are typically offered at the Zoo’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sale. This sale offers an opportunity for gardeners to meet and talk with our horticulture staff, and to purchase plants that are well suited to your property. In addition, you can follow these links for:


ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PLANT SALE

Grow With Us!

Plant sale customer shopping plants in pots

When:   Memorial Day Weekend 2018
Dates: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 26-27-28
Time: Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday & Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Our plant sale offers many varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more! With plants ranging from perennial favorites to freshly picked additions, you’re sure to find a variety of plants to fit your application and location. All of the plants are Colorado grown, with the majority grown right at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Pricing is competitive with garden outlets and all of the proceeds benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We hope you’ll stop by the Zoo’s greenest event of the year. Stay tuned for more details!

Note: Online and pre-ordering will not be available this next year. Look for new details closer to the event.


Join us in sowing the seeds of conservation!