The Garden Blog

CFBG receives grant for summer camps

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has received a generous grant from the Summertime Kids Annual Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. The $3,000 grant will support summer camp activities including environmental education, outdoor exploration and nature appreciation...

Local Artist in Residence

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is hosting Trish Brownlee, a Fayetteville mixed-media artist, photographer, and educator, as an Artist-in-Residence, to create paper art using plants from the Garden and recycled material. From August 6-11, the public is invited to drop in...

Photography Tips with Tom

Friday, June 15th is National Nature Photography Day! In celebration of this treasured holiday, we asked our Garden photographer, Thomas Keever, to give us a few tips to help sharpen our skills. Tom has been a photographer for over 30 years and has been capturing...

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

Oct
20
Sat
9:00 am Introduction to Air Quality
Introduction to Air Quality
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Air Quality
The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is partnering with the Cape Fear Botanical Garden to bring air quality education to the greater Fayetteville Area. The workshop will be a full day of high quality[...]
Oct
22
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden Series:...
Homeschool in the Garden Series:...
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool in the Garden Series: Relationships in Nature
Take a hike and learn about different relationships in nature. Are they beneficial or harmful? We will be learning about mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism while trying to identify these different relationships in the Garden. Please[...]
Oct
23
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Oct
24
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Oct 24 @ 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
25
Thu
7:00 pm Hogwarts & All
Hogwarts & All
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hogwarts & All
We’re adding more magic to our BOO-tanical event! Celebrating 20 years of our favorite wizarding world, join us for Hogwarts & All for an adults only event. Join us for a night of well-mannered frivolity[...]
Oct
26
Fri
6:00 pm Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Presented by: Rainbow Pediatrics  We’re adding more magic to our BOO-tanical event! Celebrating 20 years of our favorite wizarding world, this year is themed at Hogwarts! Be sure to dust off your wands and practice[...]
Oct
27
Sat
6:00 pm Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Presented by: Rainbow Pediatrics  We’re adding more magic to our BOO-tanical event! Celebrating 20 years of our favorite wizarding world, this year is themed at Hogwarts! Be sure to dust off your wands and practice[...]
Oct
28
Sun
6:00 pm Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden
Presented by: Rainbow Pediatrics  We’re adding more magic to our BOO-tanical event! Celebrating 20 years of our favorite wizarding world, this year is themed at Hogwarts! Be sure to dust off your wands and practice[...]
Oct
30
Tue
10:00 am Spooky Spiders
Spooky Spiders
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am
Spooky Spiders
Learn about spiders and what makes them different than insects! We will go on a brief spider hike and make a spider craft! Please register – space is limited! Choose a session: 10 am or[...]
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Oct 30 @ 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[...]