Saturday, March 2nd

8:00 pm- Midnight

Join Cape Fear Botanical Garden for our first Mardi Gras Soirée, an evening of fun, frolic, food and libations. From beads to doubloons, coconuts to king cakes. The evening will be full of music, dancing and the spirit of Carnival. Enjoy live entertainment, creole style heavy appetizers and beer & wine at the cash bar.

This event is for 21+ only.


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

Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Learn about the water cycle, different states of water, and why water is so important to life and the world! Fee: Included with Garden Membership, non-members pay regular daily admission at the door. This program[...]
Feb 26 @ 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[...]
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your yoga mat and rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Improve your flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike! Bring a yoga[...]
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Join Cape Fear Botanical Garden for our first Mardi Gras Soirée, an evening of fun, frolic, food and libations. From beads to doubloons, coconuts to king cakes, the evening will be full of music, dancing[...]

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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    • The daffodils are a cheery pop of yellow in the Garden- especially in this dreary weather. The daffodil bulbs naturally regenerate year after year. So you can find several clumps of daffodils all over the Garden! 🌼
    • Show how much you love your pup and save the date 📌 for Dog Day in the Garden: April 6th, 2019! 🌿🐶 Enjoy a day full of dog-gone fun that benefits both the Garden and @fapspet 💕 #loveyourpetday #nationalloveyourpetday #dogday #Garden #FayettevilleNC #FortBraggNC #puppylove
    • This rainy weather has us dreaming of Springtime sunshine! ☀️ #CapeFearBG #FayettevilleNC #CherryBlossomTree #Garden #BotanicalGarden
    • The Camellias are still going strong. 🌸😍 Use the day off to reconnect with nature, the Garden is open regular hours! #PresidentsDay #Camellia #Nature #FayettevilleNC #FortBraggNC #Flowers
    • Edgeworthia chrysantha, or more commonly known as Oriental Paperbush. Did you know this plants bark is used to make paper? This process dates back to the 16th century! 📸: Taryn Hughes 
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    • "The hum of bees is the voice of the Garden." -Elizabeth Lawrence 🐝#CherryBlossom #CherryBlossomTree #Garden #Bees #SaveTheBees #FayettevilleNC #FortBraggNC
    • These little flowers are a delight to see with their spring color in the new Daylily Garden. #Crocus #Spring #Flowers #Garden #FayettevilleNC
    • Need a last minute #ValentinesDay present? 💕 Gift them a Garden instead of a bouquet! Become Garden members and visit the Garden all year for FREE! Learn More:
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📸: Taryn Hughes