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

Apr
29
Sat
10:00 am Themed “Mom/Dad & Me” Minis
Themed “Mom/Dad & Me” Minis
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Themed "Mom/Dad & Me" Minis
Themed “Mom/Dad & Me” Minis with Chelsea Farley Photography- $125 Package includes: Admission to the Garden for immediate family 30-minute session in one location 10 edited photos digital download with print release *Session is to[...]
Apr
30
Sun
12:00 pm May Day
May Day
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May Day
Celebrate Springtime with Maypole dances and a Boat Regatta! Dance with family and friends, weave ribbons around the maypole, enjoy crafts, contests, pony rides, food and lots of flowers! Get creative and build a cardboard[...]
May
2
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
3
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
May 3 @ 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
4
Thu
6:30 pm Sweet Tea Shakespeare
Sweet Tea Shakespeare
May 4 @ 6:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare
Join us for a night of Shakespearean hilarity. This show is not for the faint of heart, it will include vulgar statements, outrageous comments, and an insane amount of laughter. Be prepared to get an[...]
May
6
Sat
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
May 6 @ 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[...]
May
7
Sun
4:00 pm Family Photos in the Garden!
Family Photos in the Garden!
May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Family Photos in the Garden!
Missed our last photoshoot in the Garden? No worries! We are bringing back Family and Children’s Minis in the Garden! Children minis will take place April 29th while Family sessions will be May 7th. Capture the beauty[...]
May
8
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
Homeschool in the Garden Series ...
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series (Pond Exploration)
Pond Exploration Discuss aquatic food chains, metamorphosis, and see pond critters up close.  Be prepared to get your hands muddy as we explore the pond in search of tadpoles, fish and dragonfly nymphs! Children under[...]
May
9
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
May 9 @ 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[...]