Education, Field Trips & Learning

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.

Public Programs

The Garden offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and families. 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
Birthday Party

Children’s Birthday Parties

At Cape Fear Botanical Garden, we are passionate about Connecting Children with Nature.

If you are looking for an amazing, educational, and unique experience for your child’s birthday party, the Garden is the natural choice. Fun and easy, too! Birthday parties in the Garden allow you to leave behind the stress of planning and picking up after a party.  Our staff sets up, cleans up, and facilitates all of the activities- allowing you to simply show up and enjoy the celebration!

Multiple themes are available for ages 3-12. Our packages include party space, guided activities and crafts, gift bags, and admission to the Garden for all invited guests. 

For full details on party packages and themes download our information flyer 


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.


Summer Camp

Summer Camps

Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts!

Registration is now open and is due on the Wednesday before the start of each session.

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
Walk With a View

Therapeutic Horticulture

Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s unique Therapeutic Horticulture Therapeutic Horticulture programs were mindfully designed to provide individuals with motivational and inspirational activities using plants and the natural environment. Research shows an overall improvement in an individual’s well-being results from the cognitive, physical, psychological, and social benefits of connecting with nature. Our programs offer individual and team-oriented gardening activities, forest discovery walks, nature crafts, and projects that give back to the community.