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Airlie Gardens

  • overview
  • Amenities
  • Facilities
  • events
  • Explore 67 acres containing formal gardens, wildlife, ten acres of lakes, more than 75,000 azaleas, the tall Airlie Oak which dates back to 1545, and a seasonal butterfly house all located two miles west of Wrightsville Beach. Walk the trails or ride a tram to discover landscapes where something is always in bloom. Signature special events include monthly Self-Guided Bird Hikes (Gardens open 8:00 a.m. first Wednesday), Summer Concert Series, and winter’s Enchanted Airlie featuring thousands of lights.

    UPDATE: Gardens are open with last admission at 4pm.
    All tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • General Info
    General Info
    • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • Motorcoach Parking on Site:
    • Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Winter Hours: Tues-Sun: 9:00 AM - 5 PM
      Gardens open early at 8:00 AM first Wednesday for monthly Self-Guided Bird Hike
    • Admission: Prices include tax Adults: $9 New Hanover County Residents/Military (with ID):$5 Children (ages 4-12): $3 | Age 3 and under are free
    • Additional Information: Hours and prices subject to change without notice
  • Facility Info
    • Description 67 acres of outdoor space
    • Reception Capacity 300
    • Theatre Capacity 300
    • Catering Available:
    • Free Wifi:
    • Banquet Capacity 300
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 50