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“Take a deep and relaxing breath”
Review of Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens
Ranked #2 of 113 things to do in Wilmington
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Take a deep and relaxing breath”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

While every visit is a relaxing and wonderful excursion, the experience does vary with the seasons. Spring is best (think April) when Camellias, Azaleas, tulips and other spring bulbs are in full bloom. If it is your first visit take a free (no tipping) orientation tour on the tram to get a lay of the land and see where you may want to spend your time. The 467 year old live oak is breath taking as are all of the Spanish moss covered oak trees. The 1900's Pergola is not to be missed, as well as the fountains, butterfly house and bottle chapel honoring Minnie Evans. Plan on spending 1-2 hours here for a beautiful look back at an early 20th century formal 67 acre garden.
At $8.00 for non-residents it is a vacation time bargain.

Visited July 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful garden”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The highlight at Airlie Gardens is the huge oak tree that is hundreds of years old. We enjoy the different features and the Christmas holiday displays.

Visited December 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Airlie Gardens”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

An outstanding attraction. Beautiful grounds and easy walking. Beautiful flowers, water views, fountains, ancient trees and a glass bottle chapel well worth seeing.

Visited July 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Very beautiful gardens!! One of my favorite times to visit is when they host live music in summer months. Close to one the nicest beaches - Wrightsville Beach!

Visited August 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Park to Take a Leisurely Walk Through”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a wonderful well maintained garden. Seasonal attractions are the Summer Concert Series and at Christmas. Very relaxing to walk the park. It is very peaceful and a great place to picnic.

Visited August 2012
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