Cape Fear Botanical Garden

“Garden Gone Wild” Topiary Exhibit

This exhibit is presented by United Way of Cumberland County Youth Growth Stock Trust, Relyus Direct Mail Solutions, and several private donors.

Eleven topiaries made of living plants have taken over the Garden – all of which have never been seen in Fayetteville, North Carolina before! The topiaries are on exhibit from Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. The topiaries, filled with living materials to resemble various animals and insects will reside at the Garden through December 31, 2022. All of the topiaries and plantings were imagined, designed, constructed and grown entirely by Franklin Park Horticulture & Exhibitions staff. The topiaries will be maintained by the Horticulture Staff at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This exhibit is truly larger-than-life!

Did you know?
Lions are highly adaptable and can live in very dry areas like the Kalahari Desert in Africa. They get most of their water from their prey and will even drink from plants such as the Tsamma melon, a species of perennial desert vine in the gourd family.

Lion Sound

Did you know?
Mostly male birds do the singing, but the cardinal is one of the few species where the female sings. A pair of cardinals might share song phrases, using them to communicate at nesting time. Female cardinals will sing back and forth with a potential suitor.

Cardinal Sound

Did you know?
There are three species of elephant: African Savanna (Bush), African Forest and Asian. The ears of African elephants are much larger than their cousins and are described as being shaped like the African continent, whereas the ears of Asian elephants are shaped like the Indian subcontinent. There’s also a trunk difference – African elephants have two ‘fingers’ at the tip of their trunks, whereas Asian elephants have one, according to

Elephant Sound

Did you know?
Well known for their long necks, these gentle giants are the world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can grow to around 18 feet – that’s taller than three adult humans!

Giraffe Sound

Did you know?
Butterfly wings are covered by layers of microscopic scales which give them their beautiful coloration. The brilliant wing colors originate from pigments in the scales or in the structure of their surface.

Butterfly Sound

Did you know?
Gorillas are very clever animals and scientists have recorded them making tools and ladders out of sticks to help their babies eat and climb trees.

Gorilla Sound

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