Time of year
Went in Summertime/ late Spring and unfortunately many of the flowers had already been spent. It is still lovely overall though. It borders the marsh area of the intracostal as well as has its own lake within. The entire area is much larger than I imagined, it just kind of…
Enjoyed the leisurely stroll through the lovely gardens. Azaleas were in full bloom and the magnificent Airlie Oak is a must see. Plenty of Osprey and turtles sunning themselves. Many birds and I even saw a well fed fox.
We were in Raleigh NC in Early March for a wedding and had an extra day to spend. We decided to drive to Wilmington to see the ocean, try a restaurant or two and visit Airlie Gardens. We were thankful for a dry sunny day that was warm enough to be comfortable. On our arrival…
Airlie Gardens is a great day trip and admission is very reasonable. You can see the 400 year old Airlie Oak tree dripping with Spanish Moss encircled by beds of tulips in full bloom! The Camilias are bursting and the Azaleas are just beginning their show. Lady Banks roses…
The gardens are so beautifully laid out. Strolling through the woods is so relaxing. Could spend the whole day.