The Weekly Dirt

Wine Tasting 101

Have you ever been to a wine tasting? There are three steps to properly taste wine according to David Fowler of The Blind Pig NC. 3 Steps to tasting wine like a Sommelier Sight:  Use sight to asses the clarity, brightness and concentration of the wine as well as any...

Garden Gains Baby Turtle!

The Garden would like to welcome the newest and smallest addition to our family, Shelldon. After being rescued by one of our wonderful volunteers, Bob Fox, this cutie was adopted by our Education Department. Bob found this tiny turtle on a Garden path with a cracked...

Garden receives grant from Cumberland Community Foundation

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has received a generous grant from The Summertime Kids Annual Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $3,000 to support summer camp activities including environmental education, outdoor exploration and natural...

Behind the Vines

Catch a glimpse of the people behind the vines. These amazing men and women strive to present you the best and most gorgeous Garden each and every day- it doesn't just grow itself! Thank you to our Horticulture Staff for maintaining this beautiful sanctuary for all to...

Garden Receives $10,000 for Therapeutic Horticulture Program

Cape Fear Botanical Garden received a $10,000 grant from the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Fayetteville, NC - June 8th, 2017 The Therapeutic Horticulture program at Cape Fear Botanical Garden has been growing since 2014,...

What’s Blooming?

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Foxglove is biennial plant, which means that it completes its life cycle in two years. Name "foxglove" refers to the shape of flowers. They look like gloves for fingers that perfectly fit the paws of foxes and other small animals    ...

What’s Around the Riverbend?

What's around the riverbend? WE ARE! Our Garden is uniquely situated between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. This gives an even more peaceful and unique quality to the Garden, but that's not all the bodies of water we have! We have several ponds too! Our large...

What’s Growing in the Garden?

With the weather going from cold to hot to warm back to cold again, we are often asked what is growing in our garden? The best way to find out is to see for yourself, but we asked our Horticulture expert, Adriana Quiñones, how plants can survive during these...

Garden Friends

At the Garden we not only entertain flowers but animals as well! Bonnie Eamick, our Education Specialist, says this time of year we see a lot of squirrels, hawks and songbirds but we are visited by all sorts of animals throughout the year. Our photographer, Thomas...

Owls and Birds

Who? Who? An owl that's who! We see so many beautiful creatures out in our Garden. One of the most majestic ones is the owl! We asked our Education Specialist Bonnie Eamick about owls and other birds. -How can owls turn their head so far around? Owls have more...

Give the Gift of Health (Garden Membership)

"An annual membership may be more affordable than you think, and it's an opportunity to soak up nature's happiness-boosting, stress-busting benefits as often as possible. An annual membership can offer a glimpse at how the gardens change throughout the seasons - even...

Volunteering Opens Garden Doors

Written by: Cassandra Carter, FSU Intern Whether you are required to volunteer or decide to do so on your own, volunteering will benefit both you and the community. The results of a government study into the benefits of volunteering are eye-opening; there is a strong...

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

Written by: Cassandra Carter, FSU Intern Cape Fear Botanical Garden is excited to present the Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks to the Fayetteville and the surrounding community! Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of this new exhibit! Most of...

Upcoming Events

Feb
20
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TAI CHI for HEALTH
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[...]
2:00 pm Preschool Birders
Preschool Birders
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Preschool Birders
Let’s learn all about birds! We’ll learn about what makes birds different from animals, learn how to speak like a bird, and how to identify some common birds. Then we’ll make our own “binoculars” and[...]
Feb
21
Wed
6:00 pm Wine & Whimsy: Flower Vase
Wine & Whimsy: Flower Vase
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine & Whimsy: Flower Vase
This painting class is a perfect date night or girl’s night out! Canvas, paint, brushes, pallet, easel and instruction provided. At the end of class, you will be amazed by your “inner artist” and the[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga in the Garden
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.[...]
Feb
23
Fri
9:30 am Education Programs Volunteer Tra...
Education Programs Volunteer Tra...
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Education Programs Volunteer Training
Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you enjoy teaching others about nature, plants, animals, and bugs? Then becoming an education programs volunteer is perfect for you. Learn how to lead groups on hikes through[...]
Feb
25
Sun
4:00 pm The Ultimate Bridal Showcase
The Ultimate Bridal Showcase
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ultimate Bridal Showcase
Presented by: Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Five Star Entertainment, and The Fayetteville Observer Come focus on the latest trends, find some inspiring ideas and get to know your potential wedding vendors. Visit with vendors from[...]
Feb
26
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden: Canvas...
Homeschool in the Garden: Canvas...
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool in the Garden: Canvas Painting
Our painting instructor, Patty Speights, will teach us how to create a beautiful piece of art using acrylics on canvas. This class is open to children ages 8 and over. Canvas, paint, brushes, and easel are provided. Cost per[...]
Feb
27
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TAI CHI for HEALTH
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
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga in the Garden
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.[...]
Mar
3
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales Froggy Friends
Nature Tales Froggy Friends
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature Tales Froggy Friends
Join us either March 3rd, from 10am or 11am and March 6, from 10am or 11am. Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center.[...]