The Weekly Dirt

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

Oct
23
Mon
12:30 pm Homeschool in the Garden: Owl Pe...
Homeschool in the Garden: Owl Pe...
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden: Owl Pellets
October 23, 12:30pm, October 23, 2pm or October 23, 3:30pm  Ages 5 and up Owls have amazing adaptations to help them hunt at night! We’ll discuss some fun owl facts, and then have time for a guided owl pellet dissection to determine[...]
Oct
24
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
3:00 pm Lookin’ for Leaves
Lookin’ for Leaves
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lookin’ for Leaves
October 24, 10-11am or October 24, 2-3pm Take a walk around the Garden with us as we look for leaves of all shapes and sizes!  This program is geared for preschoolers. Fee: Included with Garden Membership or admission, to[...]
Oct
25
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Oct 25 @ 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.[...]
Oct
27
Fri
6:00 pm Halloween at the Boo-Tanical Garden
Halloween at the Boo-Tanical Garden
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm
Halloween at the Boo-Tanical Garden
Presented by: Cumulus Broadcasting of Fayetteville Join us in costume to walk the pathways of the Garden lit by over 250 carved jack-o-lanterns, lights and luminaries in celebration of Halloween. Play in our outside Glow[...]
Oct
28
Sat
9:00 pm Scary Movie Night: Ouija
Scary Movie Night: Ouija
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm
Scary Movie Night: Ouija
Join us October 28th, after Halloween at the Boo-Tanical Garden for a scary movie! Ouija is about a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient[...]
Oct
31
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Oct 31 @ 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[...]
Nov
1
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Nov 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.[...]
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Nov 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[...]
1:00 pm Nature Journaling
Nature Journaling
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Nature Journaling
Ages 10 and over with an adult Want to keep a nature journal but not sure where to start? Whether you are just getting started, want to add visual notes to a written journal, or[...]