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

Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm
Camp activities: 9am-1:00pm (Drop-off starts at 8:30am) Session One: Ages 6-8; July 15-19 Session Two: Ages 9-12; July 22-26 Spend a week exploring and learning all about plants, animals, and life in the Garden. Campers[...]
Jul 16 all-day
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jul 16 @ 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[...]
Jul 17 all-day
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]

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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    • Passion flowers are in bloom near the Tobacco Barn right outside of the McCauley Heritage Garden! These Passion flowers make the delicious fruit we know as passion fruit! Swipe ⏩ to see that it’s not yet ripe, but it soon will be!
    • We have Sunflowers 🌻 blooming in the McCauley Heritage Garden. Sunflowers are native to the Americas! Kansas is known as the Sunflower state, and that is their state flower! #capefearbg
    • The most common wildflower is blooming here, Black Eyed Susan! Some interesting facts about these wildflowers are: they are the state flower of Maryland, they are known as the first plant to grow after a natural disaster and they represent encouragement! What do you know about Black Eyed Susan’s!?
    • Voting is Now Open for the 2019 Fayetteville Observer Reader’s Choice Awards! We have been nominated for Best Event Venue & Best Place to take an Out of Town Guest! Please be sure to follow the link and vote for all your favorite local businesses!
    • Beautiful Texas star flower blooming by the pond lawn! #capefearbg
    • The Texas Star Flower is blooming over by the pond lawn! Come by and check it out!
    • What do you know about bamboo!? Here’s what we know about bamboo: there are about 1500 species of bamboo, they are known as the fastest growing plant in the most of world and some xylophones are made out of bamboo! #capefearbg
    • #Origamidaysinthegarden2 is here now until September 8! Make sure you come out a visit it before it’s gone! We have origami days that coincide with the origami exhibit on twice a month! Next origami day is June 15, we will have Taiko Drum concert at 2pm!!