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. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit that connects everyone to nature. We have Education programs for children and adults, Private Venue locations and places where you sit in silence and reflect on your day.
A membership at Cape Fear Botanical Garden allows you to visit as often as you like for free all year during regular hours. You will enjoy savings with preferred pricing on special events and programs, fitness classes and more! Many of the events and programs are free to Garden members. You will also receive two Guest Passes (or more) – it’s the perfect way for your friends to discover the Garden. In the Gift Shop, you’ll receive a 10% discount, and be offered preferred rates on an outdoor facility rental. Our association with the American Horticultural Society is your passport to explore over 300 gardens throughout the country where you will be greeted with free admission or other benefits.
The Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides tours and educational programs for all ages and abilities. The Garden is a NC Environmental Education Center and an approved Cumberland County field trip destination. Using the living laboratory that exists at the Garden, we offer guided tours, camps, adult workshops, hands-on projects, research opportunities, public special events and more. We can accommodate small or large groups, formal or informal, and will work with you to cater our programs to fit your needs.
All field trips are matched to NC State Essential Science Standards and include hands-on activities, guided tours, and lunch at the Garden. Students will meet live reptiles, find hidden camouflage insects, plant sunflower seeds, sample soil cores, and more! Cumberland County public school teachers can also take advantage of our FREE Classroom Programs offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. A trained NC Environmental Educator will bring hands-on activities, amazing science demonstrations, and even live animals to your classroom! All tours and field trips must be scheduled in advance.
Adults can enjoy guided garden tours, day trips, and workshops. Try birding for the first time, create a container garden, or tour our historical 19th century farmhouse. Adult tours or golf cart reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance due to staffing and planning requirements. Contact 910-486-0221 x 43 to schedule a tour or day trip today.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Garden and include retirees, seniors, full-time working adults, high school and college students. We invite you to join us and start making a difference today!
All donations, no matter the size, ensure that Cape Fear Botanical Garden will inspire, enrich and educate visitors of all ages for generations to come. There are a number of ways to give to Cape Fear Botanical Garden such as Volunteering, Donating and Becoming a Member.
There are many ways to help Cape Fear Botanical Garden grow.
Your donation to the Garden provides important dollars to expand our environmental education programs, enhance our cultural activities and events, and help us maintain horticulture displays that inspire and offer unique ways to connect with the natural world.
Thank you for supporting Cape Fear Botanical Garden with your gift.
The Cape Fear Botanical Garden conducts environmental education programs for people of all ages, including guided tours of the Garden, therapeutic horticulture workshops, field trips, classroom programs at local schools, camps, and public programs for children, families, and adults. Check out the calendar for upcoming programs and events! Or call us at 910-486-0221 x 43 to schedule a field trip, classroom program, adult day trip, or guided tour of the Garden.
The Garden’s programs for children aim to instill a love for nature with hands-on activities, garden explorations, opportunities to meet live animals, and more! Members enjoy discounted public programs and camps as well as access to the children’s Nature Nook. We also have FREE Discovery Backpacks with magnifying glasses, scavenger hunts, binoculars, field guides, and fun activities for kids available for check out!
Adult programs encourage lifelong learning and appreciation for nature through art classes, gardening workshops, therapeutic horticulture, volunteer opportunities, guided tours, and educational classes. Check out our new Adult and Senior Day Trips!