Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about flowers, planting, seeds, sprouts, soil, insects, and much more. Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 80 acres feature nature trails, a natural amphitheater, ravines, ponds, aquatic plants, and other natural elements. Groups will enjoy walking amongst various blooms and trees such as daylilies, oaks, camellias, banana trees, and orchids. The garden is also home to owls, frogs, Canada Geese, rabbits, and other wildlife. Groups can also see the Farmhouse and General Store in the 19th-century Heritage Garden Complex during their visit. Tours can be combined with a hands-on program for your students, scouts, homeschoolers, or campers.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

Students will enjoy tours and hands-on programs on field trips to Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Guided walking tours take students across hilly woodlands and flat urban forest terrain allowing them to observe the plant and animal habitats. Activities include making crafts with natural objects, planting seeds to take home, using tools to take soil samples, and more. Field trip tours and programs align with NC Essential Standards. Programs can be customized for NCF-Envirothon study. Be sure to pack lunches to enjoy in the garden’s covered picnic space after your field trip!

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Science, living environment, biology, ecology, habitats, photosynthesis, ecosystems, pollination, plant life, compost, animal science, conservation, life cycles, soil, art.

contact info
Name: Bonnie Eamick, Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: 910-486-0221 ext. 27
Email: beamick@capefearbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about flowers, planting, seeds, sprouts, soil, insects, and much more. Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 80 acres feature nature trails, a natural amphitheater, ravines, ponds, aquatic plants, and other natural elements. Groups will enjoy walking amongst various blooms and trees such as daylilies, oaks, camellias, banana trees, and orchids. The garden is also home to owls, frogs, Canada Geese, rabbits, and other wildlife. Groups can also see the Farmhouse and General Store in the 19th-century Heritage Garden Complex during their visit. Tours can be combined with a hands-on program for your students, scouts, homeschoolers, or campers.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Nature, Gardening, and other science-related badges on field trips to Cape Fear Botanical Garden. On the Nature Discovery Hike, Urban Forest Hike, and River Hike, scouts are encouraged to observe ecological conditions, plant habitats, and animal signs. For lessons on pollination, the Flower Promenade tour focuses on how bees help make future generations of flowers. Scouts can also get hands-on with activities such as catching live specimens, using tools to take soil samples, making crafts out of natural objects, and more. Programs can be customized to meet scout badge requirements.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Nature, biology, ecology, habitats, photosynthesis, ecosystems, pollination, plant life, compost, insects, animal science, conservation, life cycles, soil, art.

contact info
Name: Bonnie Eamick, Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: 910-486-0221 ext. 27
Email: beamick@capefearbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about flowers, planting, seeds, sprouts, soil, insects, and much more. Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 80 acres feature nature trails, a natural amphitheater, ravines, ponds, aquatic plants, and other natural elements. Groups will enjoy walking amongst various blooms and trees such as daylilies, oaks, camellias, banana trees, and orchids. The garden is also home to owls, frogs, Canada Geese, rabbits, and other wildlife. Groups can also see the Farmhouse and General Store in the 19th-century Heritage Garden Complex during their visit. Tours can be combined with a hands-on program for your students, scouts, homeschoolers, or campers.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Camp

Camp
Summer campers will have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature during field trip visits to Cape Fear Botanical Garden. On select mornings (see calendar on website for dates), campers can enjoy Nature Tales, a themed story time program that focuses on children’s books about caterpillars, frogs, bats, and more. Other programs involve activities such as summer crafts, nature strolls, bird watching, exploring organisms in the pond, caterpillar hunts, and many others. Bring bagged lunches to enjoy a camp group picnic at the garden after your visit.

contact info
Name: Bonnie Eamick, Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: 910-486-0221 ext. 27
Email: beamick@capefearbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 7:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about flowers, planting, seeds, sprouts, soil, insects, and much more. Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 80 acres feature nature trails, a natural amphitheater, ravines, ponds, aquatic plants, and other natural elements. Groups will enjoy walking amongst various blooms and trees such as daylilies, oaks, camellias, banana trees, and orchids. The garden is also home to owls, frogs, Canada Geese, rabbits, and other wildlife. Groups can also see the Farmhouse and General Store in the 19th-century Heritage Garden Complex during their visit. Tours can be combined with a hands-on program for your students, scouts, homeschoolers, or campers.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Homeschool

Cape Fear Botanical Garden hosts a variety of Homeschool in the Garden programs throughout the year. Each session focuses on a different nature topic for homeschoolers to delve into. Homeschoolers can learn insider tricks on how to identify common trees, take bird walks around the garden after learning how to use binoculars, hunt for early spring blooms, explore seedless plant propagation, and much more. See the calendar for upcoming Homeschool in the Garden dates. Sessions fill up quickly, so reserve your homeschool group early. Homeschoolers are also welcome to customize any school programs offered to align with your homeschool environmental studies curriculum.

topics covered:
Science, environmental studies, biology, ecology, habitats, photosynthesis, ecosystems, pollination, plant propagation, bird watching, tree identification, compost, animal science, conservation, life cycles, soil, art.

contact info
Name: Bonnie Eamick, Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: 910-486-0221 ext. 27
Email: beamick@capefearbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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