Founded in 1989, Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a natural beauty situated on an impressive 80 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek just two miles from downtown Fayetteville. Flourishing with beautiful specialty gardens and blooming ornamental plants, Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s highlights include Camellia, Daylilly and Shade Gardens, Butterfly Stroll and Children’s Garden, and the Heritage Garden featuring 1886 agricultural structures and a homestead. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit that connects everyone to nature. We have Education programs for children and adults, Private Venue locations and places where you sit in silence and reflect on your day.

Visiting families may be interested in completing our Garden Explorer Badge Program or checking out a FREE Discovery Backpack to explore nature with field guides, binoculars, magnifying glasses, and other fun activities. Our website calendar lists upcoming camps, workshops, storytimes and special events. We also offer privately scheduled programs and tours for groups.

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