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, 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 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

Apr 26 @ 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.[...]
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Themed “Mom/Dad & Me” Minis with Chelsea Farley Photography- $125 Package includes: Admission to the Garden for immediate family 30-minute session in one location 10 edited photos digital download with print release *Session is to[...]
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Springtime with Maypole dances and a Boat Regatta! Dance with family and friends, weave ribbons around the maypole, enjoy crafts, contests, pony rides, food and lots of flowers! Get creative and build a cardboard[...]
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each month we explore a different natural science theme. We are offering two sessions for your[...]

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

    • Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Farley, from New Jersey, says her favorite thing about the Garden is the people she gets to work with. "Everyone is so welcoming and appreciative!" Amy is a Master Gardener and a Junior Master Gardener Coordinator. She volunteers in our education department and in the Heritage Garden. Thank you Amy for your hard work and dedication to the Garden! 🌺 #northcarolina #fayettevillenc #NVW #ivolunteer #instanature #downtownfayettevillenc PC Thomas Keever
    • In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we will be highlighting one of our volunteers everyday this week! This is Paul Reaver, he has been a volunteer at the Garden for over 15 years! Paul has used his carpentry skills to help refurbish our Farm House,  build shelving and has helped maintained the Gardens beauty! He has been working on fixing up this bell from an old ship to put in our Heritage Garden. Paul says that Cape Fear Botanical Garden is the "best kept secret in Fayetteville!" Thank you, Paul, for all that you have done for the Garden! #northcarolina #fayettevillenc #nationalvolunteerweek #NVW #ivolunteer PC Thomas Keever
    • Marching on over to wish you all a happy Earth Day! 🌎 Come see us today! We're open till 5pm!  #earthday #downtownfayettevillenc #fayettevillenc #northcarolina #instanature #liveoutdoors #ourplanetdaily PC Thomas Keever
    • Kelvin, the "spokesbot" for the NC Science Festival, is gearing up for the Star Party tonight! Preregister by emailing @ncsciencefestival #ncscifest #northcarolina #fayettevillenc #downtownfayettevillenc
    • FUN FACT FRIDAY: the small red flowered poppy is used to commemorate the sacrifices made by all those who were involved in World War I and, in fact, all other wars. 🌺 #northcarolina #fayettevillenc #publicgarden #downtownfayettevillenc #poppy #funfactfriday PC Thomas Keever
    • Join us tonight for Beer, BBQ & Boots! Starting at 6pm Whiskey Pines will be playing live country music! Enjoy nature in a different kind of light, we'll be open till 9pm tonight! See you there! 🍻🎤 #downtownfayettevillenc #publicgarden #fayettevillenc #northcarolina #countrymusic #bbq
    • Blue Flag Iris posing for Tom Keever 🌺 #flowers #northcarolina #downtownfayettevillenc #publicgarden #fayettevillenc #spring
    • What did the bee say to the flower? "Hi, Honey." 🐝🌸#publicgarden #fayettevillenc #downtownfayettevillenc #northcarolina #savethebees #bee #flowers