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This is a lovely, tranquil place to visit. A short drive from Wrightsville Beach, on the... read more

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Enchanted Airlie Gardens

This was our first trip to Airlie Gardens. The lights were just beautiful. You park and then have... read more

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Southport, North Carolina
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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 to have a special event they have a wonderful fountain with statues of pan and Diane where you can have your wonderful event and take beautiful pictures. Airlie Gardens is one of those places you definitely want to see while visiting the area. There is a small cost at the gate per person, but that goes to help the grounds stay as beautiful as they are. Over the years this place is just gotten better and better, occasionally they have acoustic music which is lovely. Make it a point to go see Airlie Gardens if you're in the area or if you are local because it will open your soul to a happier you. Not to mention that a lot of movies you may have seen where filmed here such as young Indiana Jones, the Carrie Buck story and others. Don't miss the opportunity go into Airlie Gardens ASAP.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank May H
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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 cute. I wasn't impressed with the butterfly house. I expected more from it. Few butterflies were in it and it was really hot in there are no breeze came through.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzanne H
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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 when we can find a swan out on the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mjpc36
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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
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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
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