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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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Lovely place to visit

Although there were not many flowers in bloom, the setting was beautiful with all the water and trees. We saw a mother fox watching her babies play nearby. We saw a huge white... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Although there were not many flowers in bloom, the setting was beautiful with all the water and trees. We saw a mother fox watching her babies play nearby. We saw a huge white swan nesting with her mate nearby and many turtles sitting on logs. We loved the bottle house and the way the garden was laid out with level... More 

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Suffolk County< NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful garden. The weather was perfect and the flowers were blooming. I highly recommend a visit to the gardens.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we are local....but my husband has some back problems and it's impossible for him to walk the whole way. During Christmas time...it's very pretty (from what I hear) but the "limited" tram that they do have...doesn't operate at night. It's a beautiful area....but I wish that the handicapped access was more.

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AirlieGardens, Public Relations Manager at Airlie Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide the best experience for all of visitors. We hope that you will try Enchanted Airlie again next year- did you know that we provide wheelchairs free of charge? We have them available every day and have more available during Enchanted Airlie. Due to the large volume of people visiting during Enchanted... More 

Wilmington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We find no better way to spend a Friday evening in the summer than setting up under the centuries old Airlie oak tree. We bring our supper and drink for an evening of live music and chat. What a way to spend two Friday evenings a month from May through September.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Airlie gardens is a gorgeous, tropical, photographers paradise. There is always something in bloom no matter when you go. VERY reasonable price to get in and something the whole family can afford and enjoy. A 400 year old oak tree welcomes you as you enter and just beckons you to see what lay ahead of you. The kids will enjoy... More 

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Durham, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a great visit last summer. Beautiful gardens with lots of interesting nooks a crannies. Famous for the azaleas, but if you can't get there during the few weeks they are in bloom it is still worth the visit.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Airlie Gardens has beautiful scenery. It is full of azaleas and other local plants. One can get beautiful pictures here. Our children had a blast, and they really loved the chapel that is made out of bottles, it's really cool.

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NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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