Cape Fear Botanical Garden


Give to the Garden

All donations, no matter the size, ensure that Cape Fear Botanical Garden will inspire, enrich and educate visitors of all ages for generations to come. There are a number of ways to give to Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

Friends of the Botanical Garden – Annual Membership

Annual membership gifts close the gap between our daily operating costs and our admission fees. Friends of the Botanical Garden enjoy free admission for a full year during general admission hours, discounts on special event tickets, and other generous benefits.

Opportunities for Targeted Giving

Your generosity helps maintain and enhance our beautiful space for all visitors to enjoy. We’re currently seeking financial support for:

  • Zero-Turn Lawn Mower – $13,000
  • Christmas Garden Displays – $15,000
  • Outdoor Trash/Recycling Bins – $8,000
  • Plant Materials and Installation – $10,000
  • Music in the Garden Sponsorship – $7,000
  • Hort Internship Support – $6,000
  • Lilly Endowment Challenge Grant Program of Cumberland Community Foundation – $12,000 $50K matching grant (dollar for dollar) with remaining match of $12K to be raised by Nov 5, 2024

Your contribution makes a meaningful difference in our mission. To donate, please use the form to the right. Indicate in the additional comments section, how you would like to designate your gift.


Because endowment gifts generate earnings each year, they play a critical role in the long-term financial stability and planning activities at the Garden. Please indicate on your gift if you wish for it to be contributed to our endowment. Or, contact our endowment building partner to establish your own named endowment for our garden: Cumberland Community Foundation (910)483-4449 x103

Planned Giving

Planned gifts (bequests, trusts, and other options) allow a donor to identify charitable interests within their overall estate and financial plans.

Thank You Donors

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is fortunate to have a diverse community of donors. Their contributions play a vital role in our growth and impact.

Donations support our educational initiatives, enrich cultural events and sustain our horticulture displays, fostering connections with the natural world.

Use the link below to view a list of donors who generously supported the Garden from July 01, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The Garden extends our heartfelt gratitude to these donors for their thoughtful contributions.

Please Join Us in our Mission to Connect People to Nature

Gifts to CFBG are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.