Friday, November 4, 2011

Visiting the Cape Fear Botanical Garden

We visited the  Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, NC  for the special exhibition 'Dave Rodgers' Big Bugs'.

Dragonfly

This well-kept garden has a large cultivated area with specialty gardens, such as the Camellia and Hosta collections,  water wise garden, butterfly plants area, and Heritage garden.



succulents


cultivated garden area



The Heritage Garden is a gem! There is an authentic 1886 farmhouse with antique tools, outbuildings, gardens, and a workshop.

Heritage Garden

large planter filled with succulents

But I especially liked the path through the large forest area with lookouts over the Cape Fear river and peeks into a ravine. This natural area holds indigenous plants, trees and you find signs of  wildlife everywhere (and I'm not talking about the wooden critters ;) )

Dave Rodgers' Lady Bug

Those  huge insects are made of wood.

wooden Damsel


just look at this huge ant


for size comparison



The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is in Fayetteville, NC, for more info go to the  Website

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