Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Garden Hours and Tickets

Standard Admission Fees

  • General Admission$10 + tax
  • Military (with ID) $9 + tax
  • Adults 65 & Older $9 + tax
  • Children ages 6-12 $5 + tax
  • Children 5 and Under FREE

NOTE: Ticket Prices for special events such as Holiday Lights in the Garden may be different. Click HERE for information on pricing for Holiday Lights.

Consider becoming a Garden member and come to the Garden as often as you like during regular operating hours.

During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Garden employee or contract photographer. Your admission serves as permission for the use of your image by the Garden and its constituents.

In partnership with the Museums for All initiative, Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers discounted admission for qualifying families. Special event discounts do not apply. Up to four people can use one EBT card to receive the discounted rate. Through this program, CFBG has established “A Garden for All” and will offer discounted admission for qualifying families who present a photo ID and EBT card. “A Garden for All” has been made possible by the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund – Seniors and Community Grants Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Please note that P-EBT or Pandemic EBT does not qualify. The EBT cardholder MUST be present to qualify. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the Garden.  For a list of those who partner with Museums for All click here.

Admission: $3 per person + tax. Children under 5 enter for FREE.

Group Rates

Groups of 25 or more paying visitors receive a discounted rate when they schedule a Garden visit in advance:

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Children: $4.00

To accommodate all of our guests, we request that groups of 10 or more children, or 25 or more adults, pre-schedule their visit via email to Barbara Goldentyer, Environmental Education Manager or call (910) 486-0221 x 43.

Hours of Operation

Effective November 5, 2023 – March 2024

  • Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Last Daily Admission: 4:15 pm


The Garden is closed on the fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holidays from December 24th – 25th, and New Year’s Day.

Hours may change during inclement weather and during Holiday Lights in the Garden. Check the top of this page and social media for updates.

Effective March 2024 – November 2024.

  • Monday-Saturday 9 am- 5 pm
  • Thursdays 9am- 7pm (Until Time Change)
  • Sunday 12 pm-5 pm
  • Last Daily Admission: 45 minutes before closing time.

Hours may change during inclement weather.


Open daily during regular operating hours, the Garden Gift Shop offers a unique selection of garden and nature-related items for shoppers of all ages.