Cape Fear Botanical Garden

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News: We have finished the year with more camps than ever and we hope the children had so much fun. Thank you to Cumberland Community Foundation for their generosity through the Summertime Kids Grant. June 1st, 2021 – Cape Fear Botanical Garden has received a generous grant from the Summertime Kids Annual Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, […]

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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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9/8/21 What’s Growin’ in the Greenhouse? Mallory McAden is CFBG’s new Therapeutic Horticulture Program Manager and has been hard at work preparing fall vegetables in the CFBG greenhouse. The greenhouse is located near the Hazel McCauley Heritage Garden. Mallory educated us on what’s new and growing such as bok choy (pak choi), collards, mother of […]

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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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Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) is excited to announce its next outdoor exhibition Origami in the Garden2 . Opening May 5th, 2019 and extending into September 2019, CFBG will showcase metal sculptures that will spark creativity and unfold imagination. Created by artists Kevin Box, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse, and Robert Lang, […]

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CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF A COMBINED GRANT FROM CORNELIA “NEILL” BULLOCK WILKINS CHARITABLE ENDOWMENT FUND–SENIORS AND EDUCATION OF CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. Fayetteville, NC – Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) announces the receipt of a combined grant for 2019 from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund – Seniors and Education […]

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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. Camp sessions include unique, hands-on, natural science immersion programs providing experiences such as quiet time […]

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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 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to visit with Trish and learn about the art of papermaking […]

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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 beautiful scenery at CFBG for 5 years while also working […]

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