The Weekly Dirt

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

Jun
28
Wed
2:00 pm Preschool Birders
Preschool Birders
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm
Preschool Birders
Ages 3-5 Let’s learn all about birds! We’ll learn about what makes birds different from other animals, learn how to speak like a bird, and how to identify some common birds. Then we’ll make our[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 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.[...]
Jun
30
Fri
10:00 am Pond Exploration
Pond Exploration
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am
Pond Exploration
Ages 5 and up! Even though you can’t always see them, the Garden’s pond is home to many living things! Learn what types of critters might be found in the pond and how to use[...]
Jul
2
Sun
12:00 pm A Star-Spangled Kind of Day
A Star-Spangled Kind of Day
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Star-Spangled Kind of Day
Get ready for a day full of Liberty, Justice and Fun for all! Dress in your best red, white and blue and celebrate Independence Day at the Garden Sunday, July 2nd from 12-5pm. Dark Horse[...]
Jul
5
Wed
9:00 am Gardener for a Day
Gardener for a Day
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gardener for a Day
July 5, drop in between 9am-12pm All ages Visit us to learn simple gardening tasks in our Heritage Garden!  The Heritage Garden is maintained by Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers- and there’s always something[...]
6:00 pm Canvas Painting for Kids: Dandel...
Canvas Painting for Kids: Dandel...
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Canvas Painting for Kids: Dandelion!
Our instructor, Patty Speights, will teach us how to paint a beautiful firefly…and then make it glow!!  This class is open to children ages 8 and over.  Canvas, paint, brushes, and easel are provided. Cost per child: $20 for[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 5 @ 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.[...]
Jul
8
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Jul 8 @ 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[...]
Jul
10
Mon
9:30 am Nature Nuts: Garden Sprouts!
Nature Nuts: Garden Sprouts!
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – Jul 14 @ 12:30 pm
Nature Nuts: Garden Sprouts!
Nature Nuts Half Day Camp: Garden Sprouts Ages: 5-8 Dates: July 10-14: 9:00am-12:30pm How does a plant grow?  How are they beneficial to humans and animals?  We’ll identify various plants in the garden and get[...]
Jul
11
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Jul 11 @ 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[...]