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“Breathtaking - history worth seeing”
Review of Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens
Ranked #2 of 115 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Visiting this garden was one of our 15 year old's favorite parts of of our trip to the Carolina Beach area...our 10 year old loved it, too! Stunning and peaceful gardens. Relaxing to stroll across the property...surprise bonus was the small butterfly garden, swans, egrets and other wildlife. Manicured property is a hidden gem. The history itself is impressive. Loved it...highly recommend visiting!

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and had the entire gardens to ourselves! It was beautiful, even in the wet. The bottle chapel is amazing, the Airlie Oak is incredibly impressive, and everything else is gorgeous, too. Stumbled upon the end of a wedding at Lebanon Chapel, which was fun. Beautiful chapel, beautiful couple, too.

Thank da0802
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

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.

Thank james m
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 a tram that will take you through the gardens if you want to enjoy the view that way. This garden is well worth the admission fee.

2  Thank Eloise B
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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 gardens are a very peaceful respite from both downtown and the beach.

It's a very beautiful walk amongst trees, plants, and water. The donation is very reasonable, and you can stroll at whatever pace suits your mood.

2  Thank Ted N
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