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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
910-798-7700
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Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Be sure to stop in and visit Airlie Gardens when you're in the Wilmington area. It's a wonderful combination of history and southern landscaping. Our favorite part was a visit to the Glass Bottle House. Great place for taking outdoor photographs with the family!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

beautiful grounds. we go for the summer time concert series on Fridays. some of the staff members are a little pretentious, slight understatement, but the place really is beautiful and a lot of cool gardens. my favorite is the Front Street Brewery is there with their slamming nachos and beers. nice little treat without having to go DT.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful garden. There are several different garden areas and all are beautiful. Make sure to see the Airlie Oak, the Bottle House and the Bridal Walk. These are just a few of the beautiful areas in the garden. The paths are level and flat for the most part, makes for a nice walk through the place. There is... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We go to Wrightsville Beach at least a couple times of year, and sometimes you just want to do something off the beach. We've spent a good bit of time downtown doing the carriage rides, riverboat ride, walks, riverfront restaurants, etc., but we never stopped at Airlie for some reason. That was definitely a mistake on our part, as the... More

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south east u.s.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be sure to go to Airlie Gardens...full of beautiful plants and flowers and statuary...great for strolling

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed our stroll here this weekend. The trees are magical almost like out of a movie. I will definitely come back on my next Wilmington trip.

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westchester
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Always a wow and small enough to enjoy! Has such a beautiful atmosphere with the old statues. Nice peaceful place to enjoy

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had driven past Airlie Gardens many times on our way out to Wrightsville. One Sunday afternoon we decided to visit. What a wonderful collection of plants! We enjoyed the mile walk with markers describing the estuary. There was a quaint church on the grounds, as well. At the end of the walk is a bottle collection which was beautiful... More

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Middle Village, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great place to harmonize with nature. Large enough to spend a few hours but not so large to be overwhelmed. Tram rides available on certain days. Enjoy the bottle garden and the pier.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A beautiful place to wander around, especially in spring when the bulbs and azaleas are in bloom. They do have special events happening throughout the year, summer concert series on Friday nights during the summer and Enchanted Arlie during the early Christmas Holidays...check their website. I live the "Airlie Oak".

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