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This is a lovely, tranquil place to visit. A short drive from Wrightsville Beach, on the... read more

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Enchanted Airlie Gardens

This was our first trip to Airlie Gardens. The lights were just beautiful. You park and then have... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely, tranquil place to visit. A short drive from Wrightsville Beach, on the Intracoastal Waterway. The gardens are beautiful (some times of year, like the Spring, more so than others). You can spend as little as an hour there & still get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first trip to Airlie Gardens. The lights were just beautiful. You park and then have around a 1/2 mile walk around the gardens. Each area has different lights and themes from coastal, vineyards, bottle garden, and more. My favorite was the singing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful, especially at Christmas! The walking paths are easy to navigate. They have great concerts through out the summer. They allow you to bring our own picnic and alcohol.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank boblisa91
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I do the Bird Walks 2nd Wednesdays @ 8 AM occasionally with Jill Peleuses and the staff. Be sure to see the 400 year old great Oak, the Butterfly House in season, the Bottle House and of course, the upcoming Enchanted Airlie Gardens. Spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DonnaDoJerseyShore
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Our first visit had us so entranced by this place that we bought a year membership! Not only are you able to walk around the beautiful gardens and see some unique sites, they have great experiences throughout the year. The summer concerts were a ton...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Nothing compares to these beautiful gardens. The landscaping is wonderful and well kept. Take the free trolley tour to get an overview of the gardens. Then decide in which area you want to spend more time; hop off there; re-board the next trollely when you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank grandmom32
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Arlie gardens is a beautiful place to walk and see a variety of lovely plants and flowers. Very peaceful. Especially loved the Bottle Chapel. I'd love to see it in the spring when more is in bloom.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We took our 14-year old granddaughter and her friend for a tour of the gnomes at Airlie (they will be there until October). All four of us had a wonderful time. We took lots of photos, kept changing our favorite choices, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 72travelingretiree42
Reviewed 26 September 2018

That was a name of an 80's film when an impassioned lover wanted to revisit a time when his Victorian dream lady existed. He is able to see what it was like to live a hundred years ago and to walk into a lifestyle that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I attended a wedding at Airlie Gardens. What a beautiful setting for the service with a beautiful walk down the tree-lined path to the ceremony. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 November 2018|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
Tricia108 - Yes, there are special events planned. To get an update on all events, as they're scheduled, you can access Airlie Gardens' calendar, which is available online.
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5 November 2018|
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Response from wayne t | Reviewed this property |
Airlie gardens reopened Nov, 1st storm cleanup completed. Have a great time.
4 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. It's not a "hilly" area and the walking paths are well-suited for strollers.