If gorgeous gardens, a stories-tall conservatory, and interactive Children’s Village aren’t enough reasons to go spend some time at the Cheyenne Botanic Garden this summer, you can add a 17-piece bronze sculpture installation to your list. Up through August, the work of artist Dan Ostermiller (originally a Cheyenne native) is sprinkled around the grounds. “Gardens Gone Wild” – a menagerie of critters created by Loveland, Colorado-based Ostermiller – has made its way around to different botanic gardens around the country, most recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A great opportunity to explore a familiar space with new eyes, the seek-and-find for each of the sculptures is an adventure great for people of all ages. With just a quick stop at the front desk of the conservatory, you can grab a brochure highlighting the artist’s information and a checklist to go hunt for art. As always, entry to the Botanic Gardens is FREE and open to the public during normal operating hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.). Visit www.botanic.org for the latest information and upcoming events and classes.