Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Policies and Rules

Please note that due to the nature of the property some areas may present challenges to those with mobility issues and those using wheelchairs or walkers. Walkway and trail surfaces include paved, crushed stone, mulch and packed earth, with an occasional tree root. 

Woodland areas account for 60 of our 80 acres. The trail systems through these areas reflect the natural characteristics of the terrain. Weather conditions also may impact the site conditions and difficulty at any time. The woodland, river and overlook trails are susceptible to such conditions. 

The Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex is fully accessible and ADA compliant. Cape Fear Botanical Garden strives to provide accessibility to all visitors to the best of our abilities and encourage those with special needs to contact us in advance by telephone or e-mail.

For visitors with disabilities, the Garden offers golf cart guided tours during regular Garden hours. A reservation with a week’s notice is required. All tours are pending availability due to staff availability. Please call (910) 486-0221 for more information.

Photography Policy

With countless exquisite backdrops, the Garden is a beautiful place for taking photographs. While guests are welcome to take photos there is a Garden Photography Policy. Please download and read before planning your photo shoot. A fee applies and a reservation is required. If a photo shoot is scheduled after business hours, the cost will be $50 per hour. To schedule a photo shoot or for additional questions, please call the Garden Gift Shop (910) 486-0221 ext 36.


Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a non-smoking facility both indoors and outdoors.
Safety and health concerns prohibit firearms, helium balloons, pets, bicycles, and recreational vehicles in the Garden.
Butterfly and bird releases are prohibited in the Garden.
Food & Drink- Food, snacks and drinks can be purchased in the gift shop.  Outside food and drink (no alcohol) is allowed in designated areas. Please use trash receptacles that are provided.
We do not offer refunds on daily admissions.
The use of drones is not allowed in the Garden.