Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Field Trips, Classroom Programs, and Tours

Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, NC, 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.

All tours and field trips must be scheduled in advance.

Student Field Trips

Download the Field Trip Guide including options for walking tours and hands-on programs, FAQs, and Correlation to NC Essential Standards, and other information.

All field trips and field trip tours must be scheduled in advance. To book a visit, please email Barbara Goldentyer, Environmental Education Manager.

Adult Tours

Download the Adult Tours Guide for detailed information about tour options.
Adult Tours or Golf Cart reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance due to staffing and planning requirements.
To book a tour, please register online.

Classroom Programs

All Classroom Programs are aligned to State Curriculum Standards and classroom programs. Please see our Classroom Program Brochure or more information or email to request a Classroom Program.

Scout Programs

CFBG offers Scout Programs with activities like building a birdhouse, a night hike, a campfire, meeting live reptiles, or using nets to look for animals in the pond. Scout Programs are one and half hours long and align with badge requirements. We can also do scout programs themes for homeschool groups, camp programs, or birthday party groups. All Scout Programs are $15 a scout with a minimum of 10 scouts. Please download the Scout Program Flyer for details.


Contact the Education Department via email or call (910) 486-0221 X 43.

Partner In Prevention

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse. The designation was awarded by Darkness to Light (D2L) for the Garden’s commitment to protecting children by training over 90-percent of its staff and volunteers on to how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.