• Upcoming Events

    6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
    Yoga in the Garden
    Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    The Garden and the YMCA of Sandhills have partnered to bring you Yoga in the Garden! Grab your yoga mat and come rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery (or outdoors as[...]
    5:00 pm Thursday After Hours
    Thursday After Hours
    Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Enjoy Thursday evenings in the Garden until 8p.m. starting July 14th and every Thursday through August 25th. Bring the family and enjoy this idyllic summer setting: music, lawn games for adults and activities for children, food[...]
    9:30 am Butterfly Hunt
    Butterfly Hunt
    Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Butterflies love the Garden, and we love them! We’ll learn the differences between butterflies and moths and discuss metamorphosis.  Learn how to use a butterfly net when we go outside to seek caterpillars and butterflies![...]
    9:00 am First Responders Sunday
    First Responders Sunday
    Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    First Responders Sunday
    Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians – you are among the first people to arrive at and assist on the scene of an emergency. To show our gratitude for the services that you provide in[...]
    9:00 am Pokémon End of Summer Sunday Speci...
    Pokémon End of Summer Sunday Speci...
    Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pokémon End of Summer Sunday Special
    Have some fun on the last Sundays of summer! Come catch Pokémon in the Garden – they’ve taken over and we need your help catching them!  Come to the Garden and receive $3 off Adult Admission by showing[...]
    9:30 am Preschool Caterpillar Hunt
    Preschool Caterpillar Hunt
    Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
      The Garden is host to caterpillars of all sizes and colors!  We’ll learn all about caterpillars and then go on a caterpillar hunt with magnifying glasses so we can see them up close! FEE[...]
    10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
    Aug 30 @ 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[...]
    6:30 pm Zumba in the Garden
    Zumba in the Garden
    Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    The Garden and the YMCA of Sandhills have partnered to bring you Zumba in the Garden! Come enjoy an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party! This class will capture the Latin-inspired dancing outdoors in our beautiful Garden. Bring water[...]
    9:15 am Turtle, Turtle
    Turtle, Turtle
    Sep 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
      Let’s learn about turtles!  Meet a live turtle, and make a turtle craft! This class is intended for preschoolers.  Child must be accompanied by an adult.  Each session is limited to 15 children. FEE[...]


    August 2016

    Growing Responsive & Mobile Friendly
    We are excited to announce that a website redesign is underway. During this transition, some information may not be available. Please visit us on Facebook for event information or call us at 910.486.0221.

    Meet the Artist: Trish Brownlee
    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    Reception 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
    Sip champagne, view the artwork and a video of the papermaking process. Artist Talk at 6:15 P.M. and 7:15 P.M in the Tom McLean Foundation Entry Pavilion at the Garden.

    The artwork will be displayed in the Administration Wing corridors throughout the following week.

    August Appreciation Days
    Come and enjoy the day in our relaxing environment and feel the calming restorative effects of time spent in nature.

    First Responders SundaysAug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, and Aug 28 to show our gratitude for the services that First Responders provide in the community.

    Teacher TuesdaysAug 9 and Aug 16 to show our gratitude to preK-12 teachers and school personnel for their commitment to the communities’ children.

    July 2016

    LEGO bricks Recycle and donate your LEGO® bricks!

    On July 21st, Thursday After Hours, receive $5 off admission by donating LEGO® bricks! Any other day, bring in your donation and receive $2 off admission.

    The  Garden is now accepting donations of LEGO® pieces to support interactive educational activities* planned for NATURE CONNECTS® Art with Lego® Bricks, a unique exhibit to be displayed Sept. 30, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017. *

    Adding to the exhibit will be activities for all ages, hands-on building stations, and design competitions, including:

    • Mosaic Art Wall – using 1×1 bricks and plates
    • Breezeway Play for Younger Builders – featuring LEGO® DUPLO®
    • Build Table and Other Activities – using pieces of all sizes, styles, and colors

    (Educational activities are subject to change.)

    *Excluding holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day.

    Thursday After Hours -Sunset

    Thursday After Hours

    Enjoy Thursday evenings in the Garden until 8p.m. starting July 14th and every Thursday through August 25th. Bring the family and enjoy this idyllic summer setting: music, lawn games for adults and activities for children, and food trucks.

    Read more about each evening…
    July 21st
    July 28th

    June 2016

    Take some time to connect with nature. With children’s programs including Nature Tales, an afternoon Butterfly Hunt, and Nature Nuts Camp – plus Yoga, Tai Chi, and painting at Wine and Whimsy for adults – the Garden is a natural choice for relaxing and connecting. Check the Calendar of Events – there’s something to engage and inspire everyone!

    May 2016

    Ginny Skyes, Artist in Residence


    Meet the Garden’s Artist in Residence, Ginny Sykes, just drop-in between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3:30p.m. on May 28, 29, or 31. At these workshops, the public is invited to craft tiles out of clay in the form of leaves. Each clay leaf will be contributed to a community artwork to be displayed at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
    This is a great family activity and appropriate for any skill level. No previous experience with clay is needed.
    Fee: Included as a Garden membership benefit or with paid admission.


    April 2016


    • Growing and Blooming
    • A Letter from Our Director
    • Giving and Giving Back
    • Spring Concert with Jeanne Jolly
    • Natural Connections: Programs & Workshops

    Download the Spring 2016 newsletter. READ MORE »


    Paper Exhibit in Admin Wing

    Trish Brownlee

    Local artist, Trish Brownlee, was the Artist-in-Residence at the Garden during select dates in July and August. She created paper from garden plants and other materials through traditional papermaking process using a rare portable Hollander Beater.

    Her artwork will be shown in the Administration Wing corridors from August 20th – 26th. The exhibit also includes raw material samples and paper created from Army Combat Uniform (ACU), hospital scrubs, and denim.

    Trish Brownlee is a local mixed media artist, photographer, and educator. Learn more about Trish Brownlee and her work.


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

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