The Weekly Dirt

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

Apr
23
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden: Insect...
Homeschool in the Garden: Insect...
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool in the Garden: Insect Adaptations
Learn about adaptations that help insects survive in all types of habitats. Catch and observe live specimens to help understand adaptive concepts. Use field guides to identify what you find! Class is geared for children[...]
Apr
24
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Apr 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[...]
Apr
25
Wed
6:00 pm Wine & Whimsy: Bluebirds
Wine & Whimsy: Bluebirds
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine & Whimsy: Bluebirds
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[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 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.[...]
Apr
26
Thu
2:00 pm Fantastic Frogs
Fantastic Frogs
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fantastic Frogs
What is a frog? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? We’ll touch some replica amphibians before we go on a walk to seek frogs along the pond edges. This class is[...]
May
1
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales: May Flowers
Nature Tales: May Flowers
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature Tales: May Flowers
Nature Tales: May Flowers Join us either May 1, 10am or 11am or May 5, 10am or 11am for our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each[...]
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
May 1 @ 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[...]
May
2
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
May 2 @ 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.[...]
May
5
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales: May Flowers
Nature Tales: May Flowers
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature Tales: May Flowers
Nature Tales: May Flowers Join us either May 1, 10am or 11am or May 5, 10am or 11am for our FREE preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each[...]
4:00 pm Derby Day
Derby Day
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Derby Day
A benefit for Cape Fear Botanical Garden The first of its kind for the Garden, this Kentucky Derby-inspired party & social event will be the right mix of fun and flair for those who want[...]