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“Absolutely Beautiful!”
Review of Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nothing compares to these beautiful gardens. The landscaping is wonderful and well kept. Take the free trolley tour to get an overview of the gardens. Then decide in which area you want to spend more time; hop off there; re-board the next trollely when you are ready. There is so much beauty here that you could easily spend an entire day, but several hours is the minimum. And, be sure to visit during the holidays for the amazing Christmas lights! Residents and tourists alike will enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank grandmom32
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Arlie gardens is a beautiful place to walk and see a variety of lovely plants and flowers. Very peaceful. Especially loved the Bottle Chapel. I'd love to see it in the spring when more is in bloom.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We took our 14-year old granddaughter and her friend for a tour of the gnomes at Airlie (they will be there until October). All four of us had a wonderful time. We took lots of photos, kept changing our favorite choices, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly even though it rained a bit. The Bottle Chapel and the Butterfly House were two other highlights of our visit. What a wonderful community resource!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

That was a name of an 80's film when an impassioned lover wanted to revisit a time when his Victorian dream lady existed. He is able to see what it was like to live a hundred years ago and to walk into a lifestyle that was beautiful, sculptured, and elegant. The visionary that created this place for all to see must have had an incredible dream of what it could be. She and her landscaper made that dream come true for those of us today who need a respite, a place to think, a place of solitude and peace. I intend to revisit this year to see the plantings, the designs, and the butterflies. I am taking a book with me and intend to sit near the lake and watch the white egrets encamped in the boughs of the oaks dripping with Spanish moss. If you see a lady in white near the lake wearing a large hat, no it isn't a vision, it is me.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I attended a wedding at Airlie Gardens. What a beautiful setting for the service with a beautiful walk down the tree-lined path to the ceremony. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
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