Discover Nature

Founded in 1989, Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a natural beauty situated on an impressive 80 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek just two miles from downtown Fayetteville.


Nature Connects® Art With LEGO® Bricks

Sep. 30, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

Presented By:

Cumulus Media Fayetteville

Inspired by nature and built by artist Sean Kenney with over 500,000 colorful LEGO® bricks, the exhibit will feature larger-than-life sculptures representing the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.

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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 at
  • 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
  • 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.
  • $5 of every membership supports our Endowment for Sustainability

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

Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Purchase Tickets Have you ever thought about brewing your own beer and weren’t sure where to start? Cape Fear Botanical Garden has partnered with Dirtbag Ales and Grapes & Hops to bring you our Brewers[...]
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween. Hands-on crafts, treats and candy add to the indoor and outdoor activities. Refreshments available for purchase. Choose an evening to experience the warm glow of lit jack-o-lanterns at this family friendly event: Oct. 28th, 29th and 30th.[...]
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Fayetteville community has a deep connection with the military due to the close proximity to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military posts in the country. Cape Fear Botanical Garden will honor our veteran[...]

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

Follow Us on Instagram

    • Fall Takeover! Photo By Thomas Keever #capefearbg
    • Relaxing walk under the Arbor by Thomas keever.
    • Crinum lilies captured by Thomas keever #capefearbg
    • Are you ready to fall in love with the Garden? We are beginning to see a beautiful blanket of your favorite fall colors in many areas of the Garden.  Photo By Thomas keever #capefearbg
    • Stunning capture by Thomas Keever. The beauty of the Garden remains strong after Hurricane Matthew. #capefearbg
    • Nature Nuggets: Say hello to this Lincoln's sparrow! This small female sparrow was part of a flock of 12 to 15 probably on migration to Florida, Georgia or Mexico for the winter months. Nature is simply amazing! PC Thomas Keever #NatureNuggets
    • We have something spreading over all the plants in the Garden.... It's Fall color! Photo by Thomas Keever #capefearbg
    • The amazing Stickworks sculpture. Photo by Thomas Keever. #capefearbg