The Garden Blog

Origami in the Garden!

Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) is excited to announce its next outdoor exhibition Origami in the Garden2 . Opening May 5th, 2019 and extending into September 2019, CFBG will showcase metal sculptures that will spark creativity and unfold imagination. Created by...

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...

Upcoming Events

Jun
17
Mon
9:00 am Critter Camp (Ages 6-8)
Critter Camp (Ages 6-8)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm
Critter Camp (Ages 6-8)
Camp activities: 9am-1:00pm (Drop-off starts at 8:30am) Session One: Ages 6-8; June 17- June 21 Session Two: Ages 9-12; June 24-June 28 Learn about different animals, adaptations and habitats. You will get to know some[...]
Jun
19
Wed
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 19 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jun
20
Thu
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 20 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
5:30 pm Origami Days
Origami Days
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Origami Days
    Special programing sponsored by: Cumulus Broadcasting Fayetteville, NC Unfold your imagination at our Origami Days! Twice a month from now until September we will be offering cultural programs and classes that coincide with[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
Jun
21
Fri
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 21 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jun
22
Sat
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 22 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jun
23
Sun
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 23 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jun
24
Mon
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 24 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]
Jun
25
Tue
all-day Origami in the Garden2
Origami in the Garden2
Jun 25 all-day
Origami in the Garden2
Now-September 8th! Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2[...]