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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Visit any time of the year.....

This is one of the rare gardens that is 'visitor friendly' any time of the year. From the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SpiderEffect
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Virginia
Beautiful and tranquil

We visited on a cold and windy afternoon but the breeze made the Spanish moss in the giant oaks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thescotthouse
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“butterfly house” (76 reviews)
“bottle chapel” (51 reviews)
“oak tree” (33 reviews)
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300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
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"butterfly house"
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"bottle chapel"
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"oak tree"
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"minnie evans"
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"christmas lights"
in 26 reviews
"full bloom"
in 19 reviews
"summer concerts"
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"live oaks"
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"azalea festival"
in 26 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
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"early spring"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the rare gardens that is 'visitor friendly' any time of the year. From the beautiful flowers to the butterfly house...the Airlie Gardens is a great place to relax for a self guided tour!! Spring brings on the beautiful bulbs that beginning...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold and windy afternoon but the breeze made the Spanish moss in the giant oaks dance beautifully. The tulips are just starting to pop open. The bottle house, the pergola, the camellia garden, and the pathway to the old Airlie house...More

Thank thescotthouse
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Airlie Gardens a beautiful, nearly 70 acre garden located on the shores of Bradley Creek, off the Intracoastal Waterway. The visit is primarily a self-guided, walking tour experience. The entire walking tour is 0.9 miles. There is also an unimproved nature trail adds an additional...More

1  Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to the Holiday light show, in the summer. It's just a beautiful place, they often have events here.

2  Thank ACBixby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loved it! Get your tickets early because they get sold out. Cant wait to go next year and bring friends and more family to experience this awesome display.

Thank gMn01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few time since moving to Wilmington this past year and each time it is a whole new experience. It is quite a large garden with many different sections to explore, it may take several trips just to see it all....More

1  Thank patterd7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spring has it in full bloom and it is breath taking. Also at christmas they do a lught show that is amazing !!

3  Thank Tracye F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although arlie is beautiful throughout the year my family has been lucky to experience the gardens during they’re christmas time extravaganza. Words cannot express the beauty of it. It is not called enchanted arlie during the holiday season for no reason. You HAVE TO see...More

1  Thank ronaldt599
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Airlie is an excellent public garden facility. I've been going there annually for about 20 years now, while visiting family in Wilmington. My general impression is that it has improved in recent years. During peak bloom seasons (the famous Azalea bloom time in Wilm., for...More

1  Thank Ignaz G
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Airlie Gardens beauty is breathtaking. It is inexpensive and full of history. I can’t wait to visit again next time I’m in the Carolinas!

1  Thank Lindsey S
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edyefulcher
16 February 2018|
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Response from MS649673 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but they are on a first come policy. The gardens just started a tram system. Please see the website for more details, as they have certain hours for the tram. I would call them directly to ask about wheel... More
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stacyfirst
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
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tuckerbynum
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
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