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Beer, BBQ, & Boots

April 20th





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Throw on your boots and buckles and come the the Garden for extended hours to dance the night away! Whiskey Pines will be performing live all night! Enjoy BBQ from My Daddy’s BBQ food truck and craft beer from our cash bar!

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, Garden Café 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

Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Photosynthesis Engage in a variety of activities to understand the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and sugars. Targeted for 3rd grade and older. Join us as we[...]
Mar 28 @ 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. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather.[...]
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm
Let’s find treasures in the Garden!  We’ll make a special box to keep our finds in, and then explore the Garden together.  This class is intended for preschoolers.  Child must be accompanied by an adult. [...]
Mar 29 @ 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.[...]

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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    • Great day to bring your pup out for food trucks and contests in the Garden! We love seeing your furry best friends! We're open till 5! #fayetteville #downtownfayettevillenc #flowers #fayettevillenc
    • It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day to come to the Garden today for Dog Day! Starting at 11am the first 250 guests receive a wag bag! Please make sure to clean up after your pup so the flowers can continue to look this way! Thank you! 🐾🐶 PC Thomas Keever #northcarolina #fayettevillenc #downtownfayettevillenc #flowers #dogday #dogs
    • First 250 guests receive a swag bag at Dog Day in the Garden tomorrow starting at 11am! Here's a sneak peak!!! 🐶🐾 #fayettevillenc #northcarolina #downtownfayettevillenc
    • We are having a gorgeous morning this Thursday! We hope you are having a good start to your day! 🌹 #fayetteville #fayettevillenc #northcarolina #garden #tulips #flowers PC Thomas Keever
    • Our Horticulture Therapy Group had a blast creating terrariums as a fundraiser! 🌿🌵In celebration of National Horticulture Therapy Week, March 18-25th, these terrariums are available by donation in our Garden Gift Shop!! Stop by and get yours today to show your support! :) #Fayetteville #NorthCarolina #HorticultureTherapy
    • It's finally here! THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING! 🌻🌷🌼🌹🌺🥀🌸 show us your spring pictures from the Garden by using our hashtag #capefearbg 🌿 PC Thomas Keever #northcarolina #downtownfayettevillenc #fayetteville #spring #flowers
    • Cheesin' in the Garden 😁 PC Thomas Keever #fayetteville #downtownfayettevillenc #northcarolina #tulips #flowers
    • Our Leprechaun Hunt was a success! They found the pot of gold! Check our calendar for more fun classes like this one 🍀 happy St. Patrick's Day! #northcarolina #downtownfayettevillenc #fayetteville #stpatricksday #leprechaun #luck #potofgold PC Thomas Keever