Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville

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Cape Fear Botanical Garden (80 acres) is a nonprofit botanical garden located at 536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is open to the public daily (excluding some holidays and in event of inclement weather); an admission fee is charged.

The Garden was established in 1989 to serve both Fayetteville Technical Community College horticulture students and North Carolina horticulturalists. It conserves and displays plant species and the plant communities of the Cape Fear River basin. The garden contains nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines with unusual plants, and a varied riparian terrain ranging from pine forest through hardwood hills to river banks. Details about the Garden's cultural and educational programs can be found at

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  • Beautiful gardens, friendly staff, easy walks thru the property. Only had about 45 minutes, so didn’t get to see everything. Will go again; can’t wait to see the camellia garden in full bloom.  more »
  • It was a nice sunny day the woods are nice Rose Garden is very nice the lady at the gift shop on October 5th around 1:ish was not friendly but the walk and fresh air was very nice my granddaughter.....  more »
  • A bit pricey for what you get. The grounds are small but pretty. They had a sculpture exhibit going on which was really lovely. The staff mentioned there was a storm recently which they were cleaning up from but locals said the storm wasn't that bad at all. The grounds were a bit unkempt and trails were not always clearly marked.
  • I attended a wedding reception here last June and this was the perfect spot for it. We had a chance to enjoy some drinks outside. Some people took advantage to wander the grounds; I opted to sip on some drinks in the meanwhile. The ballroom (if that's the right terminology for it) was wonderful - the dance floor was strategically placed in the center, and the tables around it, so everyone could get a view of everything.

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