Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Updates on COVID-19.

The safety of our guests is our top priority and Cape Fear Botanical Garden is taking preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Garden is closed to the general public effective as of March 18, 2020 at 5pm.

Out of concern for our guests, staff and volunteers during the North Carolina and national public health state of emergency, Cape Fear Botanical Garden will be closing to the public effective at 5 pm on 03/18/2020. The Garden will remain closed to the public until further notice.

The Garden’s private events staff will work with currently booked clients on a case by case basis.

As we chart these new waters, it is important to remember that small organizations like ours rely on the support of our members and visitors to keep the gardens growing and thriving. We also want to help support our staff through these uncertain times. If you can do so, we would greatly appreciate any gift to help offset the financial stress we are experiencing. We look forward to good health and safety for all and look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon! Look for updates on

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Updated: May 8, 2020

In accordance with North Carolina’s parks and green spaces  reopening plans and the lifting of Stay at Home orders, the Garden will reopen outdoor areas to the public on Monday, May 11, 2020.

In alignment with Governor Cooper’s reopening plans, the Garden, just like our state,  will be opening in several phases. We are excited to start Phase 1.

Rental Clients: We are working with our rental clients regarding their individual events. If you have specific questions please contact our Events Department, Jessica Barnes or Lauren Stepp.

EDU: All of our Education events have been cancelled or postponed. If you have any questions, contact our EDU Department, Barbara Goldentyer.

Day-to-Day Logistics: We’ll be working out our new “normal” and posting any relevant updates here. Please refer to our Garden Contacts List if you need answers to a specific question. Check our social media for updates.

We appreciate your understanding.