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
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.
* 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 Mara Mitchell, Education Specialist or call (910) 486-0221 x 43.
From May 5th to the end of September 2019 visit the Garden for our Summer Exhibit: Origami in the Garden2!
Unfold your imagination this summer with special programing and events alongside these beautiful origami sculptures.
Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2 tells the story of this art form through a traveling collection of metal sculptures displayed outdoors in public gardens and museums. Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing.
Hours of Operation
Effective March 11, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Monday-Saturday 9 am- 5 pm
Thursday 9am- 8pm (Until Labor Day)
Sunday 12 pm-5 pm
Last Daily Admission: 4:15 pm
Effective November 4, 2018 – March 9, 2020
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Last Daily Admission: 3:15 pm
Hours may change during inclement weather.
The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holidays from December 24th – 25th and New Year’s Day.
Farmhouse & General Store
The Farmhouse and General Store in the Heritage Garden Complex are open for touring as volunteer staffing allows.
Garden Gift Shop
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. Enjoy the self-serve Garden View Cafe that provides a selection of salads and sandwiches prepared with fresh, local ingredients by Elite Catering. Click here for Garden Gift Shop information.
Policies / Rules
Most of our trails are packed earth surfaced with gravel or mulch. All trails (except the River Trail) are accessible by a normal wheelchair with an able-bodied pusher who can negotiate the occasional root or rut.
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 48-hour advance notice is required. Please call (910) 486-0221 for more information.
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. To schedule a photo shoot or for additional questions, please call the Event Department office at (910) 486-0221 Ext. 30 or Ext. 39.
- Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a non-smoking facility both indoors and outdoors.
- Safety and health concerns prohibit firearms, 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.
Everyday Cape Fear Botanical Garden strives to become greener. You can help us reduce our carbon foot print. Rather than requesting a Garden map, please use the online map on your phone.
If you would prefer a printed map to refer to during your visit, a laminated copy will be provided. Please return the map before departing the Garden.
Thank you for helping us reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cape Fear Botanical Garden delights the eye and the heart – from the stark, sculpted beauty of the winter forest to the exuberant masses of summer flowers. The 80 acre urban forest provides nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines sheltering unusual plants, and a varied riparian terrain which steps from open pine forest down hardwood slopes to lush riverbank. Ponds, pools and waterways, lodged like jewels in a brooch, attract birds and other fauna and provide habitat for aquatic plants.