Cape Fear Botanical Garden

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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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Check out Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s New Book 200 + Ways to Explore Nature! All these activities can be done in the comfort of your own home or backyard with supplies that you already have. Great for homeschooling and staying busy during the Stay-At-Home Order. We hope this will help everyone stay involved with environmental education, […]

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The safety of our guests is our top priority and Cape Fear Botanical Garden is taking preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Garden is closed to the general public effective as of March 18, 2020 at 5pm. Out of concern for our guests, staff and volunteers during the North Carolina and national […]

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