Today we are thrilled to write about one of our personal favorite spots, and Wilmington’s outdoor paradise: Airlie Gardens.

The 67 acres of land houses manicured gardens, historic structures, thousands of azaleas, 10 acres of lake, and the centuries-old Airlie Oak. Steeped in natural North Carolinian plants and history, it has become a favorite place for weddings, events, concerts, and tours.

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Best of all, it’s open daily from 9:00a – 5:00p from March to December. Children under 4 get in free, and New Hanover County residents receive $4 off their ticket price.

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Thinking of visiting? We’ll leave this link below. The Airlie Gardens website keeps track of what’s currently in bloom, so you’ll know what’s ahead of you to enjoy.

Click here to see what’s in bloom


Check out their website to see all the events happening now, from the Art Exhibits to the Concert Series to the Butterfly Garden to the Bird Hikes. You truly haven’t experienced Wilmington till you’ve been to Airlie Gardens.


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By the way….


We have a beautiful home 15 minutes away with professional landscaping, incredible floor plan, and a simply stunning saltwater pool. We know you’ll love it, so take a tour of the photos below