• Upcoming Events

    Apr
    7
    Tue
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Apr 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[...]
    Apr
    8
    Wed
    10:00 am Children’s Bluebird Workshop
    Children’s Bluebird Workshop
    Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Hike the Garden’s nature trails which are home to nest boxes for the Eastern Bluebird, known for its beautiful blue plumage. Includes creative activities held indoors. Designed for Pre-K through 5th grade; limited to 20[...]
    Apr
    9
    Thu
    1:00 pm Bluebird Plumage Coloration Program
    Bluebird Plumage Coloration Program
    Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Why are bluebirds blue? Learn how nutrition plays a role in developing the brilliant blue plumage coloration of nestling Eastern Bluebirds. Program includes a seminar and nature hike. Led by Amanda Doyle, a graduate of[...]
    Apr
    10
    Fri
    9:00 am Spring Bird Count
    Spring Bird Count
    Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Amber Williams from Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation will lead the bird count as we look for and identify spring birds to add to the Garden’s bird database. We will have binoculars available for loan, if[...]
    Apr
    11
    Sat
    9:30 am Nature Tales: Spring has Sprung!
    Nature Tales: Spring has Sprung!
    Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    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[...]
    Apr
    14
    Tue
    9:30 am Nature Tales: Spring has Sprung!
    Nature Tales: Spring has Sprung!
    Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    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
    Apr 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[...]
    Apr
    21
    Tue
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Apr 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[...]
    2:00 pm Earth Day in the Garden
    Earth Day in the Garden
    Apr 21 @ 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 meeting representatives from local agencies with[...]

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    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.

    January 2015

    Winter is a good opportunity to engage in heart-healthy, calorie-burning exercise outdoors – it actually burns more calories than exercising indoors, because the cold requires extra exertion to raise a body’s temperature. According to an article published in The Washington Post on Dec. 30, 2014, fresh air (even when it’s cold air) and sunshine can help fend off symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. While it may be tempting to hibernate when temperatures drop, outdoor winter recreation can be quite beneficial to one’s health. Dress appropriately, stay hydrated and take time to warm up and cool down before working out. We’ll see you in the Garden!

    December 2014

    “GRINDING OF THE GREENS”
    New location set for the event; please do not deliver trees to Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
    Read more.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    It’s been a fun 2014 celebrating the Garden’s 25th Anniversary! Thanks to the many dedicated friends, supporters and community members for preserving our legacy and sharing our vision. In 2015, let’s celebrate the next 25 years!
    Holiday Hours: closed on 12/31/14 New Year’s Eve and 01/01/15 New Year’s Day.
    Reopening on  01/02/15 at 10a.m.
    Come refresh, recharge and renew yourself with a walk through the Garden. Then stop in the Gift Shop for specials on holiday merchandise. Members also receive a 10% discount.

    SCENIC VIEW NATURAL NEWS
    • Holiday Lights
    • Continuing the Growth of a Great Garden
    • Giving and Giving Back
    Download the Winter 2014 issue.

    Conservation and Education in Action

    Every day we strive to fulfill the Garden’s mission “to transform people’s relationship with plants and the natural world.” READ MORE »

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    Longleaf Pine close-up
    Pinus palustris – the Longleaf pine
    Pine trees are conifers – cone bearing plants. The pine cone most think of is the female part but the part that gives us all the yellow dust (pollen) is what we call male cones. This image is the male cone of Pinus palustris – the Longleaf pine. It is one of eight species of pine native to NC. The others are eastern white, loblolly, longleaf, pitch, pond, shortleaf, table mountain, and Virginia. Contrary to popular belief, the state tree of NC is just Pine and not the Longleaf pine. This was decided in 1963 because the legislature did not one to leave out seven other native pines. These male cones are very beautiful before they start to shed their pollen. And they’re big, almost 3 inches across the cluster.
    Come to the Garden soon and see other strange and beautiful wonders!

      
     
               
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    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Mailing Address: PO Box 53485
    Fayetteville, NC 28305
    Tel (910) 486-0221
    Fax (910) 486-4209
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