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

Dec 12 @ 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[...]
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What is an evergreen?  Visit some evergreens during a short walk around the Garden, then use evergreens and other materials from nature to create your own naturepainting!  Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty! [...]
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]

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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    • Good news! We are up and running and are happy to open the gates for Holiday Lights tonight from 5:30-9pm. Make sure to bundle up-it’s cold outside! ❄️ PC Thomas Keever
    • With this weather we have had a lot of technical difficulties with the lights. We have been trying diligently to get everything up and running but unfortunately we are not able to. We are cancelling Holiday Lights in the Garden tonight, December 9th but we are opening for Tuesday and Wednesday December 12th an 13th from 5:30-9pm to give you more nights to visit. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy this holiday season and would love for you to visit another night. We apologize for this inconvenience! Thank you again and Happy Holidays! PC Thomas Keever
    • Due to inclement weather Holiday Lights is canceled tonight, December 8th. We apologize for this inconvenience.  Be sure to visit another night for a wonderful Holiday experience! ✨ PC Thomas Keever
    • Happy Holidays from Cape Fear Botanical Garden! ✨ Celebrate with us at Holiday Lights starting THIS WEEKEND! 🎄 #linkinbio  PC Thomas Keever
    • Playing reindeer games in preparation for Holiday Lights this weekend!!! 🦌🎄 PC Thomas Keever
    • Our Horticulture Team stringing lights in preparation for Santa Claus! Make plans to visit Holiday Lights this year! Full event details are on the website: 🎅 PC Thomas Keever
    • Our staff and volunteers are hard at work putting all the decorations up for Holiday Lights next weekend!!! 🎄🎅 PC Thomas Keever 
See full event details on our website: #linkinbio
    • The forest trails are full of beautiful sunlight filtering through gorgeous colored leaves 😍🍂 PC Thomas Keever