The Weekly Dirt

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

Aug
19
Sat
9:00 am Breaking Rag: Papermaking!
Breaking Rag: Papermaking!
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Breaking Rag: Papermaking!
Join artist Trish Brownlee for “Breaking Rag” – a workshop for adults, 16 and older, specializing in creating paper and artwork from worn military uniforms. All are welcome to attend this workshop, which is designed[...]
Aug
21
Mon
12:00 pm No Sun? More Fun!
No Sun? More Fun!
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No Sun? More Fun!
On August 21st, 2017 people across America will look to the sky to find the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. This causes the temperature to drop and reveals massive streams of[...]
Aug
22
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Aug 22 @ 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
23
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 23 @ 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
24
Thu
2:00 pm Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Blood Drive
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help your community and sign up to donate today. Receive free admission into the Garden on day of donation, a free T-shirt, and a guest pass[...]
Aug
25
Fri
2:00 pm Caterpillar Hunt
Caterpillar Hunt
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Caterpillar Hunt
The Garden is host 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 program is geared for preschoolers and their[...]
Aug
28
Mon
2:00 pm Homeschool in the Garden: Basic ...
Homeschool in the Garden: Basic ...
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homeschool in the Garden: Basic Tree ID
Take a walk with a garden educator and learn tips and tricks to help to identify common trees in our area.  This class is best for ages 8 and over.  Child must be accompanied by[...]
Aug
29
Tue
10:00 am TAI CHI for HEALTH
TAI CHI for HEALTH
Aug 29 @ 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
30
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 30 @ 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.[...]
Sep
5
Tue
10:00 am Nature Tales
Nature Tales
Sep 5 @ 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[...]