Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Education, Field Trips & Learning


The Garden now requires visitors, aged five and up, attending any Garden education programs to wear masks at all times, while indoors, unless actively eating and drinking. To better protect the health and safety of visitors, our Education Team, and those who may have compromised immune systems, the Garden will approve exemptions or exceptions to this policy only with documentation from a medical provider. Please help us keep everyone safe. Should you have any questions, please contact our Education Manager, Barbara Goldentyer, at 910-486-0221, ext. 43 or email Barbara Goldentyer.

Learn & Connect

Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides a variety of educational opportunities for all ages in the Fayetteville community. Attend a workshop to refine your gardening skills, bring your group for a guided tour, try your hand at art, drop by for story time, or join us on a nature walk – there’s something for everyone here at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens!
View the Field Trip & Tours section for information on guided tours or student field trips which are designed to match the NC Essential Standards for Science and other subjects.
Check our calendar for upcoming activities, workshops, story times, and family programs.
Come and grow with us!

Public Programs

The Botanical Garden offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and families in the Fayetteville, NC, area. With cultural events to inspire and excite, and educational activities to energize and delight, we have something for everyone including gardening workshops, nature study, fitness programs, concerts and art exhibits.
Check our Calendar for details, age requirements and fees on upcoming programs. Information is also available on the Garden’s Facebook event listings.

Field Trips & Tours

Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides tours and educational programs for all ages and abilities. The Garden is a NC Environmental Education Center and an approved Cumberland County Field Trip Destination. Using the living laboratory that exists at the Garden, we offer guided tours, camps, adult workshops, hands-on projects, research opportunities, public special events and more. We can accommodate small or large groups, formal or informal, and will work with you to cater our programs to fit your needs.

Therapeutic Horticulture

Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s Therapeutic Horticulture programs are uniquely designed to enhance an individual’s experience with nature and plants through motivational and inspirational activities. Research has shown that one’s overall well-being improves with a cognitive, physical, psychological, and social interaction with nature. Our programs offer individuals of all abilities an opportunity to participate in gardening activities, forest discovery walks, energetic hikes, creative nature crafts and healthy snacks, and projects that give back to the community.

Education Partners

Cape Fear Botanical Garden strives to serve this region as a center for conservation, education, research and the encouragement of environmental stewardship. Education is one of the Garden’s highest priorities.