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Airlie Gardens

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Address: 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone Number: 910-798-7700
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One of my favorite places!!!

Airlie Gardens is hands down one of my favorite places I have ever visited! The flower gardens are absolutely breathtaking when in bloom! I could spend all day just wandering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Airlie Gardens is hands down one of my favorite places I have ever visited! The flower gardens are absolutely breathtaking when in bloom! I could spend all day just wandering around, taking in all of the beauty from nature. This is a one of a kind place - truly inspirational, especially if you are a photographer. My absolute favorite spot... More 

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Most people enjoy Airlie in May and June when the Azalea Festival is in full swing. However, one of the best time to visit is late March. I enjoyed the tulip and daffodils and the opportunity to enjoy the grounds without big crowds.

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Raleigh, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went here for the Christmas lights. It rained and rained. But the experience was well worth it for the wonderful and created lights they have here. This year we are going to the gardens which are also supposed to be very special.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Like the color green? Got the winter blues? Then shift into green! Stand anywhere in the ocean creek boundaried county park and experience 360 degrees if gree . -- love oak, pine, camellia, spruce, azalea to literally name a few! For five dollars wander for hours. Wrap yourself in the visual green!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have a group of 7 couples that go twice a month during summer for their concert series and it is a great way to end the work week! Part of our Christmas celebration each year involves the Christmas lights which get better each year! Magical!

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must for the flower/ plant/ and tree lover, especially in the spring when the azaleas are blooming. Nature photographers would love this also.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good for a pleasant outdoor walk in nice weather. In each season there are always interesting seasonal plants.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A tradition for us to attend Enchanted Airlie. Beautiful lights and good time with friends. Stroll around the gardens, see the beautiful lights and even stop and see Santa.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pretty light display throughout the park during the holidays. A nice tradition. The lights are not excessive, do not expect "clark Grizzwolds".

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Regardless of the season, Airlie Gardens does a fantastic job of having something to delight you all year!

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