May 6, 2019 all-day

Now-September 8th!

Guests will have the opportunity to ponder origami’s simple messages and learn its history through interpretive signage, hands-on paper demonstrations, and educational programs.

Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2 tells the story of this art form through a traveling collection of metal sculptures displayed outdoors in public gardens and museums. Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing.

This exhibit will be open from May to September! Become a Garden Member and come back all summer long for free!

CFBG extends thanks to The Visual Arts Endowment, David and Helen Clark Art Museum Fund, and Community Arts Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., as a funder for the program.

Photo Contest!

Show us Origami in the Garden² through your lens at Cape Fear Botanical Garden!

• Submit up to 10 images showcasing the garden-exhibition relationship and aesthetic.

• Photos must be hi-res

• Email image to origamiinthegraden@gmail.com with the subject line as CFBG Photo Contest.

• In the email, please supply us your full name, email and phone number.

• The winners will be announced the week of September 9, 2019 on social media and via email.


One Grand Prize Winner: Armijo’s Mouse Bronze Sculpture by Kevin Box & Tim Armijo’s

2nd Place Winner: OiG Gift Bag filled with a Tee-Shirt, Coffee Mug and other surprises plus $50.

3rd Place Winner: OiG Gift Bag filled with a Tee-Shirt, Origami Paper, an Origami Book and more fun OiG merchandise.

Come visit the garden, experience the exhibition and snap some photos to try your ‘eye’ at winning a sculpture!

To submit photos:

Email image to origamiinthegarden@gmail.com. Subject CFBG Photo Contest.

In order to be a part of the contest, the photos MUST be submitted to this email. All photo contest winners will allow both Cape Fear Botanical Garden and OrigamiitheGarden to use the photos for future promotions in online and print for future promotions.

Also be sure to share your photos on social media using #origamiCFBG and #origamiinthegarden so we can share your photos on our social media accounts!