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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Were it not for a delayed flight, we would have missed this gem

Take the time,go for a walk. The grounds are just beautiful with a mix of history and folk art if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Playswdogs
,
PA
A local gem

Airlie Gardens has continued to improve since it was acquired by the local government some years... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Daniel V
,
Reston, Virginia
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly house” (79 reviews)
“bottle chapel” (53 reviews)
“oak trees” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
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+1 910-798-7700
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"butterfly house"
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"bottle chapel"
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"oak trees"
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"minnie evans"
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"full bloom"
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"glass bottles"
in 9 reviews
"christmas lights"
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"summer concerts"
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"live oaks"
in 18 reviews
"azalea festival"
in 27 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 10 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
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"early spring"
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"year round"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the time,go for a walk. The grounds are just beautiful with a mix of history and folk art if nature watching is not enough. We spent about 2 hours here and could have spent more. If the air is still consider some bug spray...More

Thank Playswdogs
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Airlie Gardens has continued to improve since it was acquired by the local government some years ago. The signature live oaks are abundant and and waiting for photographers to arrive. Strolling around the grounds is very relaxing. The swampy views evoke the antebellum south, but...More

Thank Daniel V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the Friday night summer concert series and caught an 80's cover band. We were fortunate enough to have neighbors with a parking pass. Went early to get a good spot both for parking and for sitting. Shade is a must since the lawn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful public Garden on the east coast. Very worth the visit. you need at least a couple hours to really enjoy it. Volunteers do an amazing job there for a county owned garden within the parks system. I am sure the staff love working...More

Thank Adriana Q
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my art group. The gnome exhibit is there until September. It is fun to try to see them all. Beautiful gardens. Can't wait to go back.

Thank patriciajane108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a quintessential southern garden this is it. Huge oaks with moss, lakes with swans, nestled beside a creek that empies into the intracoastal waterway, it has it all. In the summer you MUST go to Airlie Nights on every other Friday to...More

Thank JKeeter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my family on a Family Night event put in by the garden. The event was very well organized with a lot of entertainment. It gave us a chance to visit and view the gardens and they are absolutely beautiful. My favorite thing...More

Thank charliethepirate
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent, Carolina-hot July day, we cooled and calmed our bodies and spirits with a delightful visit to Airlie Gardens. A short drive from our Fairfield and a small admission were all that were needed to enjoy the butterfly house, peaceful views of herons...More

Thank Stark S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun enjoying Airlie garden. My boys had extra fun locating the gnomes. Gnomes were part of their temporary display during summer and fall months of this year. Oaks were beautiful, couple of them were 400 years old. Walk around the...More

Thank Atraveller0511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty area to see. They have gnome statutes throughout the grounds to locate. The gnomes are decorated according to the garden they are near. Loved the 400 year old oaks with Spanish moss, the butterfly garden, sculpture gardens and the parts...More

Thank debbie w
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Dawn M
30 June 2018|
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Response from Rockport4 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any strollers for rent but there is an open air trolley that runs frequently through the park. It is a beautiful garden. If you go be sure to see the bottle chapel!
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brentajordan
8 May 2018|
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Response from ACBixby | Reviewed this property |
As part of Airlie’s mission to provide excellent customer service, we are pleased to offer our Accessibility Tram program. These 7-passenger trams were made possible for Airlie through funding from the Catherine Kennedy Home... More
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Maria C
5 April 2018|
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Response from emgrammy | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe they still do. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Best of Love to you.
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