16The Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s upcoming event, A Garden Gathering, Farm-to-Table Dinner, will raise awareness and support for Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s mission. The event is scheduled for May 17, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s mission is to transform people’s relationship with plants and the natural world. Further, according to the Garden, their vision is to create and sustain a national caliber institution with gardens and programs of exceptional quality.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a premier destination in the region for people to connect with nature and to expand their horizons through educational and cultural programs.

The Garden Gathering is presented by Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville, and all proceeds from this event go towards sustaining the gardens and the various programs at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
The Garden Gathering, Farm-to-Table Dinner event starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Floating Cocktail Hour in the garden, followed by opening remarks at 6:45 p.m.

Then, at 7 p.m. is the Cape Fear Eye Associates Stroll followed by an al fresco casual Farm-to-Table dinner prepared by Elliot’s on Linden featuring locally sourced ingredients and sustainably grown cuisine served on the Snow's Pond Lawn. The event will also feature live music, raffles, an auction, and more.

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a nonprofit founded in 1989 and situated on 80 acres. It was founded with the dual purpose of providing a learning environment for the horticulture students at Fayetteville Technical Community College and offering a resource for the local horticulturists. It is a conservation and exhibition site for plant species and communities native to the Cape Fear River basin.

The garden features diverse landscapes, including nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines showcasing unique plant life, and more. Additionally, Cape Fear Botanical Garden hosts a range of events, such as weddings, military balls, ceremonies and business gatherings.

This event is sure to delight and inspire. Explore Cape Fear Botanical Garden and learn about the diverse plant life that thrives there while enjoying their commitment to local culture and environmental sustainability.

There are a number of ticket options. One ticket is $150, including dinner, open seating and non-valet parking.

The 4-ticket package is $690, including a Household Garden Membership (valued at $90), reserved seating for 4, dinner and valet parking for the ticket holders. The 8-ticket package is $1,450, including a Patron Garden Membership (valued at $250), reserved seating for 8, dinner, and valet parking for the ticket holders. The valet parking will be provided courtesy of Valley Auto World.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located at 536 N. Eastern Boulevard in Fayetteville. For more information visit www.capefearbg.org/.

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