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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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One of the coastal South's best kept "secret" outdoor places.

I'll admit it - I'm a local, not a tourist, but we never get tired of Airlee because it's one of... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Fall wedding fabulous

Everyday is a great day to visit Airlie. As a native, I don't frequent nearly enough yet having my... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
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300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I'll admit it - I'm a local, not a tourist, but we never get tired of Airlee because it's one of the most naturally beautiful places in the coastal South. Flowers are best in the spring and the Holiday lights are great during the season,...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Everyday is a great day to visit Airlie. As a native, I don't frequent nearly enough yet having my daughters wedding gave a whole new meaning to how magical Airlie Gardens truly is. There is such great history and you'll find it in the angelic...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Such a great place to go and appreciate the natural beauty this hidden gem is. From the historic airlie oak to the breathtaking gardens, it offers a place for a romantic walk with a significant other or a picnic with the family. Oyster roasts in...More

Thank uncfan14
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We attended a wedding ceremony here for my husband's cousin, and it was very beautiful, with lovely landscaping and a picturesque site by the water. Before the ceremony, the grounds were set up with lawn games that the guests could play, and a little bar...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We were in town visiting family and were taken to Airlie Gardens. There is so much to see and it is just a beautiful place to walk through and a perfect place to capture some beautiful photos. I will definitely go back the next time...More

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Surround yourself with tranquility, so relaxing and beautiful at the same time. Much to see and wonderful views of the ICWW. Cannot wait to make our annual trip to enchanted Airlie

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

The $10.00 admission fee was a bargain for all it has to offer.The Bradley Creek Pier was our first experience and being able to peer over the water was delightful. The Garden was a bit confusing to navigate. But we had self-appointed help with that....More

Thank Miriam A
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Airlie, but not our last. The live oaks are spectacular. The Tram driver was very informative and helped us make our walk along the various paths enjoyable and not too taxing. Can't wait to return in the spring to see more...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed November 3, 2017

I have been here a number of times, during different seasons. Holidays are a visual treat because the people of Airlie Gardens know how to decorate! Make sure to visit the Bottle House, the Butterfly House and the fountain area with the tunnel of arches.

1  Thank Travelingirl54
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Lovely gardens - not much blooming in October but lovely nonetheless and some fun history to read. Loved the bottle garden and the hosting of artist pieces that, as I understand it, are rotated every 6 months and while they are hosted you can purchase...More

Thank Belzob
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from Greg U | Reviewed this property |
Just so you know, Airlie Gardens costs $9 each for adults and $3 each for kids 4 - 12. Kids under 4 are free. As far as butterfly's there are probably about 100 butterflies in the Airlie Butterfly House. Every once in a... More
June 27, 2017|
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Response from DCoutandabout | Reviewed this property |
Most of the area is concrete walkways so it shouldnt be a problem
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from JylCarter | Reviewed this property |
I took photos during their "enchanted Airlie" when we toured their Festival of Lights. Not sure if it's allowed during the day. I don't see why not. You can't take professional photos out there.