Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Contact Address 536 North Eastern Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Mailing address:
Post Office Box 53485
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Phone (910) 486-0221
Hours of Operation Daily Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last admission is at 4:15 p.m.

About the Garden
From the stark, sculpted beauty of the winter forest to the exuberant masses of summer flowers, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden delights the eye--and the heart--year round.  The 78 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 broach, attract birds and other fauna and provide habitat for aquatic plants.

In this stunning natural setting, the garden’s botanists, designers and gardeners have added structures and plantings to enhance the visitor’s enjoyment.  A gazebo and Great Lawn, bordered by beds of perennial flowers, host casual visitors as well as wedding parties and group festivities.  The many specialty gardens offer inspiration to adventurers who seek fresh ideas for their own gardens, provide a lovely backdrop for a weekend stroll, and serve as living classrooms for botany and horticulture students.  The pavilion may shelter a quiet family picnic or host a kindergarten class during story time.

Here where one trail echoes the laughter of children and another the quiet talk of sauntering adults, one may explore heritage farm life through an authentic 1886 farmhouse replete with period tools, gardens, outbuildings and heritage workshops, or seriously study the complexities of camellia culture with a regional specialist in an adult workshop.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden  offers a variety of programs and group tours for adults and children to explore plants and the natural world. Tours and programs are available Monday through Friday between 9:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.  on a year-round basis and are led by trained docents. A reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance.

About the Camellia Collection
Number of Camellia Plants: 275
Number of Disctinct Cultivars/Species: 190

Mrs. Mary McLaurin was instrumental in creating our lovely Camellia Garden - the majority of our collection was donated by Mrs. McLaurin in 1997. She spent many years raising these award-winning camellias and we are honored that she entrusted the Garden with the continuing development of the collection.