The Weekly Dirt

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

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 relationship between volunteering and...

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

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 us have played with LEGO toys at one time...

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series (Soils & Vermicomposting)
Soils & Vermicomposting Explore sand, humus, and clay by getting your hands good and soil-y.  Become a junior soil scientist by using tools to take a soil sample to determine which soils are found in[...]
Feb
28
Tue
9:00 am Education Docent Volunteer Training
Education Docent Volunteer Training
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education Docent Volunteer Training
Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you enjoy teaching others about nature, plants, animals, and bugs? Then becoming an education docent is perfect for you. Learn how to lead groups on hikes through the Garden and[...]
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Feb 28 @ 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 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather.[...]
Mar
1
Wed
2:00 pm What is wind?
What is wind?
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
What is wind?
Let’s play with air!  Activities, games, and bubbles will help us explore the wind!  This class is intended for preschoolers.  Child must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: Included with Garden Membership or admission, to[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Mar 1 @ 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
2
Thu
6:00 pm TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather.[...]
Mar
4
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Tales
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[...]
Mar
6
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series (Letterboxing Scavenger Hunt
Letterboxing Scavenger Hunt Learn the basics about letterboxing: an outdoor scavenger hunt the whole family can participate in!  We’ll go over basic vocabulary and rules before we head out to find treasures hidden here in[...]
Mar
7
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Tales
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[...]
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Mar 7 @ 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 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather.[...]