AAA Editor Notes
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is at 536 N. Eastern Blvd. Situated on 80 acres overlooking Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River, the garden includes an urban forest with nature trails and specialty gardens that contain more than 700 species of native plants and 2,500 varieties of ornamentals. A natural amphitheater, an 1886 farmhouse and a gazebo also are on the grounds. Seasonal events, garden tours for different age groups and various workshops are offered.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.