Cape Fear Botanical Garden

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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 to children from our community. This year CFBG is offering weeklong, 3-day, and one day camps for children ages 4-15. Camps are […]

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Looking for a way to help your child get excited about learning in an age of virtual classes? Garden School provides a joyful, outdoor, exploratory experience that supplements home school, virtual school, or part-time in-person learning. Trained educators will guide your child through grade level science curriculum with a combination of home explorations, virtual classes, […]

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Earlier this year, Cape Fear Botanical Garden received a generous grant from Home Instead Senior Care. This grant created the opportunity for senior veterans (55 and better) to enjoy a free series of adaptive Therapeutic Horticulture gardening classes. Unfortunately, these group classes had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, Cape Fear Botanical […]

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The world is full of reptiles! In North Carolina, turtles, lizards, snakes and alligators call our state home. Reptiles are really cool and play an important role in their ecosystems. There are many things about reptiles that make them interesting, like the way they reproduce. There are some reptile species who give birth to their […]

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This is a difficult time for many of us, but nature can be a source of healing and a place to relax away from the stress of the rest of the world. Here are 10 scientifically documented ways that nature helps us manage stress, relax and feel better. 1.Get Some Vitamin D Your body needs sunlight […]

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5/15/20 Gardening is Therapy in Nature Ever wonder if being out in nature is actually good for you?  With all the daily worries, it takes effort to stop and smell the flowers.  But, did you know that there’s more to being outside than just getting some fresh air?  Having a place to walk and run, […]

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There are dozens of fun ways to explore nature while social distancing. Earlier this month Cape Fear Botanical Garden published a book of 200+ Ways to Explore Nature in your Home or Backyard. We focused on hands-on, learning activities that families and kids could do at home using supplies they probably had lying around the […]

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In accordance with North Carolina’s parks and green spaces  reopening plans and the lifting of Stay at Home orders, the Garden will reopen outdoor areas to the public on Monday, May 11, 2020. In alignment with Governor Cooper’s reopening plans, the Garden, just like our state,  will be opening in several phases. We are excited […]

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The Garden is excited to welcome as our newest education animal! Our new spotted salamander, Mango, will help teach children and adults about amphibians, indicator species, and wetland conservation. Common across much of the Eastern United States and Canada, spotted salamanders are a robust species with unique bright yellow spots. Mango enjoys burrowing and eating […]

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