• Upcoming Events

    Jul
    6
    Mon
    9:00 am Nature Nuts Camp
    Nature Nuts Camp
    Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts at Nature Nuts Camp, three, fun-filled hours of programming from 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Garden! Kindergarten through 5th grade students welcome! Session[...]
    Jul
    7
    Tue
    10:00 am Nature Tales: Box, Slide, & Snap!
    Nature Tales: Box, Slide, & Snap!
    Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each month we explore a different natural science theme. Two sessions per the scheduled Tuesday and[...]
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee:  Single class: $15 member /$17[...]
    Jul
    8
    Wed
    9:00 am Nature Nuts Camp
    Nature Nuts Camp
    Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts at Nature Nuts Camp, three, fun-filled hours of programming from 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Garden! Kindergarten through 5th grade students welcome! Session[...]
    Jul
    11
    Sat
    10:00 am Nature Tales: Box, Slide, & Snap!
    Nature Tales: Box, Slide, & Snap!
    Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each month we explore a different natural science theme. Two sessions per the scheduled Tuesday and[...]
    Jul
    14
    Tue
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee:  Single class: $15 member /$17[...]
    Jul
    20
    Mon
    9:00 am Nature Nuts Camp
    Nature Nuts Camp
    Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts at Nature Nuts Camp, three, fun-filled hours of programming from 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Garden! Kindergarten through 5th grade students welcome! Session[...]
    Jul
    21
    Tue
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee:  Single class: $15 member /$17[...]
    Jul
    22
    Wed
    9:00 am Nature Nuts Camp
    Nature Nuts Camp
    Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts at Nature Nuts Camp, three, fun-filled hours of programming from 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Garden! Kindergarten through 5th grade students welcome! Session[...]

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    June 2015

    Patrick Dougherty, Artist-in-Residence
    June 1 – 12, and 14 – 19 (during Garden hours)

    Renowned Chapel Hill-based sculptor Patrick Dougherty will be installing a large scale whirling, animated shape sculpture created from saplings. During the last thirty years, he has built over 230 of these works, and become internationally acclaimed.  His sculptures have been seen worldwide – from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. Now he’s at the Garden! Come and see the work in progress.

    Talk and Slideshow by Patrick Dougherty
    June 9, 2015; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Patrick Dougherty will speak about his sculpture and present a slide show of his work. His book “Stickwork” will be available for purchase and signing. He’ll also lead a sneak peek tour to the sculpture.
    Ticket: Free for Garden members; $5 per non-member.
    Beer and wine cash bar.
    RSVP: 910.486.0221 x 36

    Book Signing at Spring Concert
    June 11, 2015; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    A very special art experience will be available at this concert! In addition to the performance by Old Habits, guests will have a chance to view the work in progress. Come to the concert, meet the artist, purchase his book titled “Stickwork” and have Dougherty sign it.

    May 2015

    SPRING CONCERT SERIES
    The first installment of the Spring Concert Series is scheduled for Thursday evening,  May 28, 2015. Come to the Garden for an evening of incomparable ambiance, terrific music and good times.  Gates open at 6 p.m.  Entertainment by Connie McCoy Rogers and Mo Jazz begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your family, friends, chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Elliotts Catering Company. Beer and wine cash bar. *
    Rain or Shine!

    Garden Members: FREE
    General Admission: $10.00
    Military (with ID): $9.00
    Adults 65 & Older: $9.00
    Children ages 6-12: $5.00
    Children 5 and under: FREE

    The series continues on June 11th and June 25th; check the Calendar of Events.

    * Coolers, pets, outside food or beverages are not permitted in the Garden.

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    NATURE NUTS CAMP
    Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts at Nature Nuts Camp, three fun-filled hours of programming from 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Garden!
    More details available on the Education page.

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    NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY
    Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10a.m. – 5p.m.

    Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with us on Friday, May 8, 2015! This annual event was created to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play both in their community and on a national level.

    In celebration, we are offering FREE admission on Friday, May 8, 2015, and invite you to start the weekend at the Garden. Download the special admission coupon at: National Public Gardens Day at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

    Note: Guests will be required to present or show the coupon in order to get the offer. The offer is valid for admission on Friday, May 8, 2015 only.

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    STAR STRUCK PARTY: ALL ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    Friday, May 1, 2015, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

    The Garden will present a star studded party for guests to view the night sky and learn about our Solar System. This party will be a terrific date night and fun family event with activities to pique the interest of all levels of astronomers.

    Plan now to be star-struck! Register soon – you don’t want to miss this night-time Garden event!
    Garden member fee $10.00
    General Admission: $15.00
    Children: $5.00
    Fee is per person. Registration is required; please call 910.486.0221 to reserve your spot.
    See you under the stars!

    April 2015

    EARTH DAY IN THE GARDEN
    April 21, 2015
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities.

    You’re invited to spend the afternoon at the Garden meeting representatives from local agencies with missions to advocate for our Earth. Come and learn about bees, turtles, green energy and composting. Play games, make crafts and have fun learning!

    On April 21st, both this program and admission to the Garden from 2p.m. to 5p.m. are free.

    March 2015

    SCENIC VIEW NATURAL NEWS
    • 69th Fayetteville Camellia Festival
    • A Tour of the Reflection Garden
    • Giving and Giving Back
    Download the Spring 2015 newsletter.

    Spring is near and we have extended Garden hours beginning today, Monday, March 2, 2015.
    Daily Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Last admission is at 4:15 p.m.

    February 2015

    Due to weather related conditions, the Garden will be closed on  Tues., Feb. 17 and Weds., Feb. 18, 2015. If you have a meeting or appointment, please call in advance.

    Today, Feb. 2, 2015, Cumberland Community Foundation awarded Cape Fear Botanical Garden a $30,000 grant for operations.
    See photo and read more.

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    Just Beyond the Forest Curtain
    Patrick Dougherty
    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Just Beyond the Forest Curtain

    Completed over a three week period, this is the 263rd large scale, whirling, animated Stickwork sculpture created by Patrick Dougherty. Maple and sweet gum saplings were cut, collected and stripped of their leaves, then woven together to create this amazing addition to the Garden.  We are grateful to all the volunteers who assisted Patrick and contributed to the creation of the sculpture.

    Patrick’s work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works, which required saplings by the truckloads. Over the last thirty years, he has become internationally acclaimed. His sculpture has been seen worldwide – from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. He has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Factor Prize for Southern Art, North Carolina Artist Fellowship Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship, Japan-US Creative Arts Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

    Princeton Architectural Press published a major book about Patrick and his work in 2009. This monograph, Stickwork, has received excellent reviews and is available in the Garden Gift Shop.

    Come to the Garden and wander Just Beyond the Forest Curtain. With doors, windows, skylights and curving passageways, you’re encouraged to get inside the art and explore.

      
     
               
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