The Weekly Dirt

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

Dec
12
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
5:30 pm Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]
Dec
13
Wed
2:00 pm Evergreen Nature Painting
Evergreen Nature Painting
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Evergreen Nature Painting
What is an evergreen?  Visit some evergreens during a short walk around the Garden, then use evergreens and other materials from nature to create your own naturepainting!  Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty! [...]
5:30 pm Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]
6:00 pm Wine and Whimsy: Snowman!
Wine and Whimsy: Snowman!
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wine and Whimsy: Snowman!
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 artwork[...]
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Dec 13 @ 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.[...]
Dec
14
Thu
10:00 am Winter Bird ID
Winter Bird ID
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Winter Bird ID
Learn how to identify and recognize local and migrating birds of North Carolina with Fayetteville-Cumberland Park Ranger Supervisor, Amber Williams. We’ll go on a bird walk to help count birds for the Christmas Bird Count.[...]
5:30 pm Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]
Dec
15
Fri
5:30 pm Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]
Dec
16
Sat
5:30 pm Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights
In celebration of our 7th annual Holiday Lights, we are expanding our glow into the Heritage Garden! Embrace the outdoors while enjoying the Garden’s winter beauty and creating a cherished holiday memory with family and friends. Attractions and[...]