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Airlie Gardens

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Address: 300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
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Lovely Spot

Stunning live oaks hung with Spanish moss, a small house created with bottles and a butterfly room are the highlights of this delightful area. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago
coeurdelion
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first Azalea Festival and we were pleased to hear Airlie Gardens were included in the price. It was a perfect day to visit and we enjoyed our walk around the entire gardens. Don't miss the enormous oak tree which is over 450 years old. The bottle building was interesting the gentle paths provide a peaceful walk throughout.... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning live oaks hung with Spanish moss, a small house created with bottles and a butterfly room are the highlights of this delightful area. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank coeurdelion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here several years ago and it was a pleasure to return again. Although the spring flowers were spent it is a beautibul place to walk around with many paths to investigate, statues, fountains and pergolas and wild life. We were thrilled to see baby foxes running around as well as swans nesting and turtles sunning themselves and egrets... More 

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Thank Barb Z
Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely garden, unfortunately we missed the best of the azaleas but still worth visiting. It is right on the coast, say a large variety of wild life, lots of birds, a snake in a tree, turtles.

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Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The folks supporting this stupendous asset were very accommodating of 'we' late arrivals. Allowed us to enjoy a number of very interesting, creative exhibits and just flat-out beautiful spots.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful Easter Sunday 2017. While well attended, the garden was not packed. We had plenty of space to explore along with picnickers and other sight seers. The azaleas had mostly expended themselves, but evidence of the beautiful colors was still on the ground. The signage about the river and saltwater marshes was informative. The original house... More 

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Thank Julie M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty in the spring. Nice and quiet even on a Saturday. It is quite a bit of walking and the tram passed us without stopping so we didn't get to see the far end of the property.

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Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to be outside but cool off under the canopy of the trees. Flowers ands property are gorgeous.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the last day of the Azalea Festival to tour Airlie Gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the bottle chapel dedicated to Minnie Evans. So much love went into it for someone who seemed to love the gardens. It also added diversity. Our next favorite was the butterfly house. Although it was not open due to it being too early for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stopped here many times in my visits to the area. There are Spring and Summer and Fall times that the place shows best. My young kids enjoyed walking around and admiring the grounds. It is a quiet place not quite right if your children are not peaceful beings. The bottle chapel is always a fun sight and the... More 

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