15th Annual Heritage Festival

October 6, 2018, 12:00-5:00pm

Celebrate the coming autumn with CFBG’s longest running event- a fun filled day of history in our Heritage Garden Complex made up of a Farmhouse from the 1800’s, a General Store, Tobacco Barn, and Corn Crib. Take a tour, taste the fall flavors of local craft beers, learn how to churn butter, enjoy demonstrations, weave corn husk dolls and have some good ol’ fashioned fun. Children’s activities include pony rides, pumpkin painting, crafts, lawn games and more!

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 Botanical Garden and our community’s non-profits.

Upcoming Events

Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn different way and techniques to attract insects to your home and Garden. Participate in helping build the Gardens very own pollinator hotel while gaining a better understanding on why insects are so beneficial. This program is[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Understand how biotic and abiotic factors play an important role in a variety of ecosystems. Discuss the food web using hands-on activities to see how everything is connected. This program is intended for children ages[...]
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Even though you can’t always see them, the Garden’s pond is home to many living things! Learn what types of critters might be found in the pond and how to use a dip net to catch[...]

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 in Fayetteville for your event.


Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides a variety of educational opportunities for all ages in the Fayetteville community. 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 Garden will be closed starting Thursday (09/13) due to Hurricane Florence and will re-open as soon as it has been deemed safe to do so. We will update our hours on social media. Stay safe friends! 🌻
-Your CFBG family
    • Our #Clematis is out soaking up the sun while it still can! ☀️#hurricaneflorence #northcarolina #hurricaneseason #garden #capefearbg
    • If you haven’t visited us before, make sure to come out before this weekend! ☔️🌧⚡️ | 📸: Thomas Keever #hurricaneflorence #Garden #BeSafe #hurricaneseason #fayettevillenc
    • Did you know bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet? 🌎
Some species of bamboo have been clocked growing three feet in 24 hours!
Take the path through our bamboo and you’ll notice how tall the bamboo grows! 🎋
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    • Happy Grandparents day! The Garden is a place for the young and young at heart to enjoy. 🌱#GrandparentsDay
    • It’s a beautiful day for a walk through the Garden. Make sure to stop and smell the flowers! 🌹
    • The astilbe is looking rather beautiful in the Heritage Garden! This vibrant bloom makes a gorgeous addition to wedding bouquets. 💐 😍 #astilbe #Garden #bouquet #flowers #weddingbouquet
    • Celebrate the coming autumn on October 6th with the 15th Annual Heritage Festival, the longest running event at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, NC. #Heritage #FayettevilleNC #EventVenue #Garden #NorthCarolina #FamilyFriendly #capefearbg