The Garden Blog

CFBG Announces Receipt of a Combined Grant

CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF A COMBINED GRANT FROM CORNELIA “NEILL” BULLOCK WILKINS CHARITABLE ENDOWMENT FUND–SENIORS AND EDUCATION OF CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. Fayetteville, NC – Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) announces the receipt...

CFBG receives grant for summer camps

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

Local Artist in Residence

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is hosting Trish Brownlee, a Fayetteville mixed-media artist, photographer, and educator, as an Artist-in-Residence, to create paper art using plants from the Garden and recycled material. From August 6-11, the public is invited to drop in...

Photography Tips with Tom

Friday, June 15th is National Nature Photography Day! In celebration of this treasured holiday, we asked our Garden photographer, Thomas Keever, to give us a few tips to help sharpen our skills. Tom has been a photographer for over 30 years and has been capturing...

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
18
Mon
9:00 am Preschool Winter Wonder Camp
Preschool Winter Wonder Camp
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm
Preschool Winter Wonder Camp
February 18th-20th: 9am-12pm (Drop off 8:45) *Doors will open at 8:45 – no earlier* BRRR! Winter is here and it’s cold outside! Bundle up for a three-day adventure as we explore the Garden in the[...]
Feb
19
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Feb 19 @ 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
20
Wed
6:00 pm Wine & Whimsy: Bicycle Basket!
Wine & Whimsy: Bicycle Basket!
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
Wine & Whimsy: Bicycle Basket!
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[...]
Feb
21
Thu
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga in the Garden
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[...]
Feb
23
Sat
9:30 am The Great Backyard Birdcount
The Great Backyard Birdcount
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
The Great Backyard Birdcount
Calling all birders, aspiring and seasoned! Come join us at Cape Fear Botanical Garden as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count led by Park Ranger Supervisor Amber Williams from Lake Rim Park. This[...]
Feb
25
Mon
2:00 pm Intro to the Water Cycle: FULL
Intro to the Water Cycle: FULL
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Intro to the Water Cycle: FULL
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
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Feb 26 @ 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
Thu
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga in the Garden
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
Sat
8:00 pm Mardi Gras Soirée
Mardi Gras Soirée
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Mardi Gras Soirée
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[...]
Mar
4
Mon
10:00 am Nature Tales: Whirly Wind!
Nature Tales: Whirly Wind!
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature Tales: Whirly Wind!
Choose a session: 10 am or 11 am Cost: Free Ages: Preschool Our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center. Each month we explore a[...]