Education, Field Trips & Learning

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.

Pokemon Go
Day Camp

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.

"Best Birthday Ever!"

“My daughter’s Reptiles and Amphibians 8th birthday party was the best one we have ever had and the best one we have ever attended!”


"The Garden staff was amazing!"

“I was completely satisfied with the birthday program. It was absolutely delightful. The staff really made this a stress-free event for parents!”


Red Azalea

Adult Workshops

Adult Workshops are designed for older children (ages 12+) and adults, unless otherwise stated.


Three Thursday Friends

Health & Fitness

Three miles of paths and trails, plenty of fresh air and beautiful scenery, the Garden is a unique alternative to a health club and a terrific place to get some exercise.


Friends at Stickworks

Family Programs

Learn and explore while developing an understanding and appreciation for the natural world and the effect it has on our everyday lives.


Walk With a View

Therapeutic Horticulture

Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s Therapeutic Horticulture programs are uniquely designed to enhance an individuals 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.

Pond Exploration