February 16th, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Skip the long guest list, months of meticulous planning and large price tag to enjoy the details, beauty and intimate memories of a pop-up wedding at Cape Fear Botanical Garden! We offer a simple package that you can build into your perfect, intimate ceremony that you’ve dreamed of your whole life.

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

Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am
Choose a session: 10am or 2pm What’s that flash of red among all the brown and gray outside? Cardinals winter in our backyards! Come learn about cardinals and how to care for them, attract them[...]
Jan 23 @ 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.[...]
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
Come explore the Garden in the evening! We’ll let our eyes adjust to the darkness, then test our non-seeing senses as we play fun games and do cool experiments in the dark! Please bring flashlights[...]

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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    • Our administrative offices are closed on Monday, but the Garden will be open to explore during regular hours. Stop by and say hello from 10am-4pm. 🌸
#MLKDay #garden #fayettevillenc
    • The Camellia Garden is beautiful this time of year. Make sure to visit this weekend to see our collection as it starts to blossom! 🌸
    • Mahonia winter sun makes for a dramatic statement against the winter backdrop in the Bluff Garden. #mahonia #garden #winter #fayettevillenc #explorenc #visitnc
    • Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) announces the receipt of a combined grant for 2019 from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund – Seniors and Education of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. This grant will be used to fund restorative Therapeutic Horticulture programs at CFBG in partnership with Cumberland County NC - Cooperative Extension, Wesley A. Meredith Fayetteville Technical Community College Horticulture Education Center, Wounded Warrior Project, and USO of North Carolina. 🌿

Read more: https://www.capefearbg.org/cfbg-announces-receipt-of-a-combined-grant/
    • It’s a frosty morning at the Garden! ❄️
    • White Japanese Apricot blossoms on the Great Lawn are looking beautiful on this chilly morning. ☀️
This flowering tree can keep its buds for up to 6-8 weeks. The flowers have a staggered dormancy, which means if inclement weather kills early blooms it still has “back up” dormant buds that are unharmed. #CapeFearBG #FayettevilleNC #Garden #Hike #NC #japanesefloweringapricot #apricotblossom
    • A chilly, but beautiful morning on the Garden trails. 🌲
#Garden #FayettevilleNC #CapeFearBG #Hike #NC
    • Winter jasmine is often confused for forsythia,since both have beautiful yellow flowers in the winter. However, the winter jasmine flowers are smaller than those of forsythia, and the petal edges are more rounded. 📷: Taryn Hughes #winterjasmine #Garden #FayettevilleNC