Up & Coming Weekly

May 9, 2023

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 16 UCW MAY 10 - 16, 2023 e 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. e event is sched- uled for May 17, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. e Cape Fear Botani- cal 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 educa- tional and cultural programs. e 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. e 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. en, 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 featur- ing locally sourced ingredients and sustainably grown cuisine served on the Snow's Pond Lawn. e event will also feature live music, raffles, an auc- tion, and more. e 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 horticul- ture students at Fayetteville Technical Community College and of- fering a resource for the local horticulturists. It is a conser- vation and exhibition site for plant species and communi- ties native to the Cape Fear River basin. e garden features diverse landscapes, including nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines showcasing unique plant life, and more. Addi- tionally, Cape Fear Botanical Garden hosts a range of events, such as wed- dings, military balls, ceremonies and business gatherings. is 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 sustain- ability. ere are a number of ticket op- tions. One ticket is $150, including dinner, open seating and non-valet parking. e 4-ticket package is $690, includ- ing a Household Garden Membership (valued at $90), reserved seating for 4, dinner and valet parking for the ticket holders. e 8-ticket package is $1,450, including a Patron Garden Member- ship (valued at $250), reserved seating for 8, dinner, and valet parking for the ticket holders. e 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/. Garden Gathering celebrates nature's beauty at CFBG by AUBRETTE REID EVENT AUBRETTE REID, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Basket by: Congratulations to Sabrina Peña Limon, our rae WINNER of this Gift basket with Ft. Bragg & Fayetteville souvenirs on display at our Dogwood Festival table!

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