Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville: Hours, Address, Cape Fear Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
4.5
Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Annette K
Hyattsville, MD39 contributions
Worth the stop
Aug 2021
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.
Written August 24, 2021
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Gladys J
North Carolina80 contributions
nice breezy day
Oct 2020
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 had a ball.
Written October 5, 2020
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Susan S
Morehead City, NC101 contributions
Beautiful setting
Sep 2020 • Couples
So glad we visited. The staff is so welcoming and love what they do. We enjoyed all the trails and beautiful plants. Would be lovely for an event. Worth checking out!
Written September 24, 2020
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499earlp
Fayetteville, NC4 contributions
Hidden Beauty in Fayettevile
Aug 2020
Beautiful venue and the flowers and pathways were wonderful. It was a pleasure to enjoy the quietness of the area as well as glimpses of some wildlife.
Written August 15, 2020
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NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, NC5,054 contributions
Not as expected
Jul 2020
The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens is easy to get to from I-95 and there is a large parking area with many spots in the shade.

The building you enter is extremely nice, there are restrooms; a gift shop and a cafe to order and eat in the lobby. The building can be rented out for weddings and other events. I know that there is a murder mystery dinner scheduled so it seems like the focus is on the events rather than the gardens.

The main garden around the pond is where most of the flowers and plants are at. It was really pretty. The walking trails are just trees, trees, more trees and lots of mosquitos. The trail was on uneven ground and has some inclines and declines so make sure you wear good foot wear and bring the bug spray.

There is another section that had some plants and a garden growing food. But the majority of the grounds is walking through the woods with one or two glimpses of the murky lake.

I think it would have been a nicer experience if there were more plants and flowers and if the section of the woods was not part of it as that was most of the experience. If we only saw the pond part we would have left happy with a $5 admission cost.
Written July 11, 2020
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newarkdelawaregin
Newark, DE421 contributions
Lovely despite it being November
Nov 2019 • Couples
Spent about two hours here on a sunny day in November. It seems more of an arboretum to me but that’s probably because the flowers were done. I think even in summer it’s not a formal garden but definitely a place I’d bring my children. I enjoyed the heavily wooded paths and outdoor seating area. The small grove of cypress on an island in the lake was especially beautiful.
Written November 13, 2019
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Yvette S
Fayetteville, NC11 contributions
New Cafe!
Oct 2019
I recently discovered that there is a new cafe that has opened onsite. This is a great place to spend time during your lunch break and to meet friends as I did. The food is great and the owners are exceptional.
Written October 9, 2019
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TheCovertCritic
Apex, North Carolina422 contributions
Let Me Count the Ways
Oct 2019
I could have spent a better hour in the woods on a hike for free. First of all I know it has been very dry and there are issues with keeping displays watered, but there are portable water systems available if permanent irrigation has not been installed. Except for the ponds and the Cape Fear River below this place was as dry as a desert.. I walked through the camellia display and did not see one camellia in bloom. Even the camellia that gets no attention in my backyard is coming into bloom. It would have been pleasant to sit under the trees on one of the many benches placed throughout the garden, but some had broken slats and some were so blackened by mildew I didn't feel comfortable about doing that. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is very close to a highway and the roar of traffic is omnipresent. The shade garden has unpleasant looking wire fencing surrounding it for protection. It could benefit by adding a surrounding hedgerow or other more botanically attractive feature. The patio outside the building was nice but I didn't come to this place to sit on a patio. I would have felt a bit differently if the $10. charge had been cut by about 50%.
Written October 9, 2019
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Tami4evr
Fayetteville, NC147 contributions
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is such a beautiful place & I can see why people would want to have their wedding here. If you love visiting botanical gardens, this is a must see!
Written August 18, 2019
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DaveSmalls2014
Fayetteville, NC4 contributions
Spectacular Gardens!
Jul 2019
You will not regret going to this botanical garden. The gardens are quiet, relaxing and gorgeous. This is a great wedding location. The gardens have great potential for an BSA Eagle Scout Project. My BSA Venture Crew 32 conducted a conservation project on the gardens pond.
Written August 6, 2019
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Cape Fear Botanical Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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