The Weekly Dirt

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

Mar
27
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series (Photosynthesis)
Photosynthesis Engage in a variety of activities to understand the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and sugars. Targeted for 3rd grade and older. Join us as we[...]
Mar
28
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Mar 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.[...]
2:00 pm Nature Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Let’s find treasures in the Garden!  We’ll make a special box to keep our finds in, and then explore the Garden together.  This class is intended for preschoolers.  Child must be accompanied by an adult. [...]
Mar
29
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Mar 29 @ 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
30
Thu
6:00 pm Succulent Terrariums: Indoor Min...
Succulent Terrariums: Indoor Min...
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Succulent Terrariums: Indoor Mini Gardens!
Terrariums are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your indoor space.  Learn how to properly care for your terrarium, and create your own to take home!  Supplies and succulents are provided; feel free to bring small[...]
Apr
1
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Apr
2
Sun
5:00 pm Island Hop’n
Island Hop’n
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Island Hop'n
Kick off North Carolina Beer Month the right way with craft beer perfectly paired with a five course meal. Bring your empty stomachs for a taste of island flavor and the crisp feeling of sippin’ on Dirtbag Ales craft[...]
Apr
3
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Reptiles & Amphibians Learn the difference between these two unique groups of animals.  Meet a live reptile up close, the join us on a walk as we seek out reptiles & amphibians here in the[...]
Apr
4
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Apr 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[...]
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Apr 4 @ 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.[...]