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planning an event? This is the place

For centuries Airlie Garden has been one of the Mainstays of the Wrightsville Beach area. They have... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
May H
Enjoyable walk

Came here as soon as they opened to get some steps in for the day. Pretty walk. The old live oaks... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Suzanne H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

For centuries Airlie Garden has been one of the Mainstays of the Wrightsville Beach area. They have beautiful live oak trees with Spanish moss dripping down in the summer, and plenty of beautiful grounds to walk around on in the winter. If you would like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Came here as soon as they opened to get some steps in for the day. Pretty walk. The old live oaks were my favorite. I bet it would be nice in the spring when there are flowers. No flowers to see now. The gnomes were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Airlie is fun for all ages! We went with grandparents and kids ages 15, 12, 10, and8. Right now they have different gnomes set up around the park and my kids enjoyed finding them all! The butterfly house is always interesting and we love it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mjpc36
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful place. Lovely gardens, an awe-inspiring oak, compelling public art, and plenty of activities throughout the year (concerts, first Sundays w/ free admission to county residents, and even Halloween). Don't miss Enchanted Airlie w/ Santa, gorgeous lights, and cocoa/wine. A Wilmington tradition.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jpscherer2
Reviewed 31 August 2018

One of the truly hidden gems in Wilmington, NC. Beautiful grounds, plants, and flowers amazing trees throughout the Gardens. Highly recommend and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wayne t
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Airlie Gardens is definitely worth visiting! The tulips were in bloom during our visit and it was gorgeous. At the main office we were given a map of the gardens and a pamphlet showing filming locations for various tv shows. Wear comfortable shoes as there...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank smedley852018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice holiday tradition we have created. The lights are great. Glad they limit attendance with tickets so that it’s not overwhelming

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Toured the gardens in "search" of 15 gnomes. Each gnome was completed artistically by a different artist which gave each gnome its distinct look and personality. The pathway to locate each gnome was easily navigable for all abilities. One could also take the tram around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jerryc1946
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Visit any time of year to see flowers, trees, other plant life, beautiful views everywhere you look!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Take the time,go for a walk. The grounds are just beautiful with a mix of history and folk art if nature watching is not enough. We spent about 2 hours here and could have spent more. If the air is still consider some bug spray...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 November 2018|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
Tricia108 - Yes, there are special events planned. To get an update on all events, as they're scheduled, you can access Airlie Gardens' calendar, which is available online.
Harry P
6 November 2018|
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Response from wayne t | Reviewed this property |
Airlie gardens reopened Nov, 1st storm cleanup completed. Have a great time.
5 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. It's not a "hilly" area and the walking paths are well-suited for strollers.