This urban forest offers specialty gardens, nature trails, steep ravines sheltering unusual plants, and waterways that attract birds and other fauna, plus provide habitat for aquatic plants.

The 80-acre garden overlooks the Cape Fear River with an 1800s farmhouse and tobacco barn.

The Origami in the Garden2 exhibit will be open from May to September. Unfold your imagination this summer with special programming and events alongside these beautiful origami sculptures. Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2 tells the story of this art form through a traveling collection of metal sculptures displayed outdoors in public gardens and museums. Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum-quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing.