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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Peaceful Visit to Wonderful Gardens

We had a quiet and enjoyable visit to Airlie Gardens although we're told it is a must to attend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Great gardens

Lots of acreage to explore. If you have small kids, a great way to let them run and know they will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a quiet and enjoyable visit to Airlie Gardens although we're told it is a must to attend during their Azaela Festival (for which we'll return).

Thank hoffmanter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of acreage to explore. If you have small kids, a great way to let them run and know they will not get into trouble.

Thank MS649673
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are a wonderful oasis, certainly by local standards, just a short drive from downtown Wilmington and from Wrightsville Beach. If you're there it's worth a visit but this is not a tourist destination

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If one wishes to spend a pleasant couple of hour convening with nature, one will not go wrong visiting Airlie Gardens. One may simply wander through the grounds or ride the tram and have the benefit of a voluteer tour guide's perspective. Or both!

Thank MemphisProfessor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are nice but wouldn't say they were breathtaking like some other reviews say! They are nice to have a walk around. The 400 year old oak tree is pretty cool to see though. Disappointed that the chapel was closed and we could not...More

Thank Amy20p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to these gardens in three seasons. It is a peaceful place to stroll by yourself or with friends particularly people who are interested in Southern plants. Each season different plants are in bloom. The landscape is very well maintained. In the summer...More

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens that make a walk enjoyable and interesting. We especially enjoyed the Live Oak trees. They are immence and gorgeous.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Arlie Gardens many, many times. A very lovely place!! They have a huge pond in the middle of the garden and there are rose bushes and many other plants and beautiful trees. There is an exhibit made of glass bottles all different...More

Thank tarac497
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone that knows me, knows I look for entertainment that’s BIG ! Airlie is big, beautiful and often, breathtaking. Every visit makes my mind relax and my senses takes over. Breathing in the breezes, and loving sites of giant trees , beautiful flowers and various...More

Thank jazdancerrlh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the gardeen is actually several acres of luchious forest with gardens and fountains as well as waterfront areas it is serene most of the time evening concerts are ongoing througgh summer lightshows through December best time to go spring and fall summer is hottt

Thank Roxanne471
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14 October 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
28 June 2017|
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Response from DCoutandabout | Reviewed this property |
Most of the area is concrete walkways so it shouldnt be a problem
Michael W
27 May 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.