The Garden Railway!

All aboard the Garden Railway! Visitors of all ages will be wowed from May 25th to August 31st, with a miniature model railway system set up throughout the Friendship Garden. The track includes approximately 450 feet of curves, bridges, plants and of course, trains! You and your family will enjoy watching the trains ride through the Friendship Garden and over the pond to where your imagination takes you!

Help Us Continue To Grow!

Since 1989, Cape Fear Botanical Garden has grown and flourished to become a beautiful and treasured part of Fayetteville. The Garden has an essential role in the community and enhances the quality of life for people of all ages by providing cultural and educational programs, field trips and camps for our children, resiliency programs for soldiers and veterans, and places, both native and cultivated, in which to connect with nature.

Benefits of Membership

  • Member cards included for all permanent residents of household (18 years or older)
  • Free or reduced rates to 300+ botanical gardens (list available HERE)
  • Unlimited daily admission for 12 months for each member cardholder (selected special events require separate ticket purchase)
  • 10% member discount at the Garden Gift Shop and on private outside facility rental
  • Reduced price tickets for special events like Holiday Lights, summer camps, adult and children workshops, fitness classes and more! (some restrictions may apply)
  • Invitations to participate in member-only events
  • Quarterly coupons and/or special shopping events at the Gift Shop
  • One year subscription to Scenic Views, our quarterly newsletter
  • Free one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine or Martha Stewart’s Living magazine
  • Discounted subscription to Carolina Gardener magazine
  • Enjoy discounts from local community partners
  • Receive two free Garden guest passes to let friends and family to enjoy the Garden.

Fayetteville & Local Community

We are sincerely grateful for the grants, and the ongoing support and commitment of these Funding Partners to advocate for the Garden and our community’s non-profits.

Upcoming Events

May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesdays from 10am – 11:30 am  indoors or outside depending on the weather. Prices are below and will be available for purchase in[...]
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SCIENCE AND NATURE HOUR A Cape Fear Botanical Garden Partnership with Fascinate-U May 23, 10am: Fantastic Oceans–  Join us for this program taught by Fascinate-U staff, here in the Garden! During this session children will learn[...]
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cape Fear Botanical Garden and 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 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.[...]
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 24, 2pm An introduction to similarities and differences. We’ll compare items inside to see how they are alike and different before a walk to find similar items in the garden outside.  This class[...]

Facility Rentals

The Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex at Cape Fear Botanical Garden is the premier rental space for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate and military functions, special occasions, and holiday celebrations – small and large, intimate and grand. Exquisite facilities paired with superb cuisine provide the perfect location for your event.


Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides a variety of educational opportunities for all ages. Attend a workshop to refine your gardening skills, bring your group for a guided tour, try your hand at art, drop by for story time, or join us on a nature walk – there’s something for everyone!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Education Education - Do you enjoy teaching others about nature, plants, animals, and bugs? Becoming an education docent is a terrific opportunity for you to provide visitors with ...
  • Horticulture Horticulture - Whether you are well versed in propagation or can’t tell the difference between a peony and a petunia, we are looking for volunteers of all ...
  • Administration Administration - Are you a team builder, or someone who likes to do administrative work? Administrative volunteers assist with typical daily administrative task in Education, Visitor Services, ...
  • Day Camp First Impressions – Visitor Services - Our First Impressions volunteers are the faces of the Garden – the first and last faces that visitors see as they arrive and depart. Additionally, ...

“Fayetteville’s Gem”

“This is a great spot to go and spend some time. Connected to the Cape Fear River Trail, the Botanical garden is accessible from points in Downtown Fayetteville – or by car. Start in Downtown and take a leisurely walk or bike ride on the trail to the Garden. There are always beautiful exhibits, a wonderful gift shop, and special…”

– Fay T

“Refreshing Walk Through Nature”

“A mid-summer meant there were less blooming flowers but the gardens were still nice for talking a walk and enjoying time outdoors. Seems like a good place to take children for a relaxing outing. There are few enclosed speciality gardens and everything is labeled fairly well. I would go back the next time blooms are at their peak!”

– Pamela R

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    • The intoxicating scent of Jasmine is what you need this Sunday afternoon. We’re open till 5pm! 🌱
    • Some much needed rain is in the forecast this weekend. The Garden is still open for those of you who love rainy nature walks. 🌿☔️
📷: Thomas Keever
    • Deutzia scabra or the fuzzy deutzia can be found on the path around the Cypress Pond. 📷: Thomas Keever
    • The Iris takes its name from the Greek work rainbow, which is perfect since it blooms in so many different colors. Stroll along the pond to see the Iris blooms on the coastline! 📷: Thomas Keever
    • We just added our education programs for the month of June to our online calendar! Go check them out and make sure to pre-register! #linkinbio 
PC Thomas Keever
    • In need of some wedding inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest!
#CFBGWeddings #WeddingVenue #FayettevilleNC #WeddingWednesday 📷: Celia Zou Photography
    • Exploring the pond with Mrs. Mara is always a fun and exciting venture! Kids really love getting their hands on nature. For more educational programs and classes visit our website: #linkinbio 📷: Thomas Keever
    • Spiky ball of flowers, also known as allium shubertii: a Shubert flowering onion. 
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