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

May
25
Fri
all-day Garden Railway!
Garden Railway!
May 25 – Aug 31 all-day
Garden Railway!
All aboard the Garden Railway! Visitors of all ages will be wowed from May 25th to August 31st, with a miniature model railway system set up throughout the Friendship Garden. The track includes approximately 450[...]
Aug
21
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Aug 21 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Pond Exploration
Pond Exploration
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pond Exploration
Even though you can’t always see them, the Garden’s pond is home to many living things! Learn what types of critters might be found in the pond and how to use a dip net to[...]
Aug
22
Wed
2:00 pm Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Beautiful Butterflies
Butterflies love the Garden and we love them! Learn the difference between butterflies and moths, and review the life cycle. Then learn how to use a butterfly net when we go outside to seek caterpillars[...]
5:00 pm Wellness Wednesdays
Wellness Wednesdays
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wellness Wednesdays
We are extending our hours every Wednesday from June to August. The Garden will stay open till 8pm. This is the perfect time for evening strolls with family to help relax your mind as you[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 22 @ 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.[...]
Aug
23
Thu
2:00 pm Caterpillar Hunt
Caterpillar Hunt
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Caterpillar Hunt
The Garden is a haven to caterpillars of all sizes and colors! We’ll learn all about caterpillars and then go on a caterpillar hunt with magnifying glasses so we can see them up close. This[...]
Aug
28
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Aug 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 10am – 11:30 am  indoors or outside depending on the weather. Prices are below and will be available for purchase in[...]
Aug
29
Wed
5:00 pm Wellness Wednesdays
Wellness Wednesdays
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wellness Wednesdays
We are extending our hours every Wednesday from June to August. The Garden will stay open till 8pm. This is the perfect time for evening strolls with family to help relax your mind as you[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 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.[...]