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Cape Fear Botanical Garden

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Address: 536 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone Number: +1 910-486-0221
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a premier destination in Fayetteville, NC...
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a premier destination in Fayetteville, NC. We provide an urban oasis for local residents and visitors alike, as well as educational programming and recreational activities to strengthen our community.
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Beautiful Garden on a Sunny Day

I visited the CFBG last Saturday. The old general store and house were open to the public and are worth seeing. There were many flowers in bloom and the paths around the garden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mindy95
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited the CFBG last Saturday. The old general store and house were open to the public and are worth seeing. There were many flowers in bloom and the paths around the garden are nicely kept. It is a great place to spend a few hours smelling the roses!

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Oxford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The gardens are lovely with lots of variety. The path winds through different gardens and high along the river. Benches are well positioned for meditative rests along the way. The fountains were lovely and entertaining, especially the fishing frog statue seated on the dock. The restored farm house, country store, and vegetable garden were interesting. What a great venue for... More 

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved this place. you could smell the flowers in bloom and the shade trees are a relief from the sun.. Great palce

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Hwy 301 is closed after the bridge but you can still take it right up to the entrance to the garden's parking area. The garden design was done by volunteers, which is amazing particularly as the vistas are so gorgeous. This garden is being expanded continuously so don't just go once. Take a map and cover as much area as... More 

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beautiful NC mountains
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Five of us, ranging from 73 to 18, thoroughly enjoyed several hours enjoying these botanical gardens. I was surprised by the number of very tall trees. This tree canopy would be my first description. Many of the walkways were white sand, pine needles. There are benches in the grounds for a rest. Be sure to go inside the farmhouse--charming. The... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden in the heart of Fayetteville is a rare gem with the flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees of our region and state scattered over many acres. Trails take you through cultivated gardens and natural habitats including vine covered arbors, sunny flower gardens, frog ponds and a large fish pond. Our favorite path is the Cape Fear... More 

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No. Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fayetteville, let's face it, is mostly a wasteland sprawl of strip malls, tattoo joints, fast food places and used car lots. Local businesses seem to have started a "build it ugly!" competition back in 1950 or so and it's still going strong. But in the middle of this asphalt mess the Cape Fear Botanical Garden sits like a small oasis... More 

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The garden is filled with native plants and trees. The paths are easy to navigate and take you on many colorful adventures. The Heritage Garden is fascinating with its old buildings and traditional garden of vegetables and herbs. The general store is a treat to visit.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you love the the outdoors, flowers and plants, this is a great place to visit. Very child friendly. The pavilion is amazingly beautiful. I have never been to a wedding there but it is gorgeous and would certainly compliment the pictures. The gardens offers small room rentals for business meetings as well. First Saturday of each month is free.

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CapeFearBG, Admin Assistant at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Hi Trena, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Garden last year! Thank you for the lovely review. Unfortunately, we have not had a sponsor for our free Saturday program in quite some time and the program was discontinued a few years ago. If you, or anyone else, are interested in visiting the Garden for free, please... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and her friend which were both 8 months pregnant wanted to visit and take some photos of each other. The front desk staff in a very aggressive way did not allow them to have their camera unless they pay $250 membership or hourly fee for taking pictures. At this time of the year there was really no difference... More 

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