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Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
+1 910-798-7700
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Airlie Gardens

Absolutely loved Airlie Gardens. We were on a time crunch and only had an hour because they close... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
snapple01
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Morgantown, West Virginia
via mobile
Rather bland

While the views of Bradley Bay and its back waters are rather nice, the rest of Airlie Gardens is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edison G
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Bowie, Maryland
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3706
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+1 910-798-7700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved Airlie Gardens. We were on a time crunch and only had an hour because they close at 5pm but we very much enjoyed it. We especially loved trying to locate all the different gnomes along the path. Highly recommended going and allowing yourself...More

Thank snapple01
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While the views of Bradley Bay and its back waters are rather nice, the rest of Airlie Gardens is rather bland. I visited in July, but saw very few flowers in bloom. There are lots of massive live oaks replenish with creepy Spanish moss. Other...More

Thank Edison G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hot, July, and awful humidity didn’t make me fail to enjoy this garden known for its azaleas and camellias which weren’t in bloom. But sunflowers and lilies and morning glories were. Brilliantly colored gnomes were scattered throughout the garden each with a different story. Egrets...More

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices are very fair. Currently $9.00 per adult. Very lovely gardens in Wilmington. You could easily spend 2-3 hours walking through the gardens. Tram available if walking is too much for you at no additional cost.

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are beautiful and they usually have artists displaying thei works. They presently have colorful gnomes. We attend the concerts the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, weather permitting.

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in Wilmington to visit! Miles of self-guided, well-marked, easy-to-walk trails begin at Airlie Oak--a majestic, 500+-year-old oak tree that has come to symbolize a story of survival and living history in Wilmington. From there, continue through acres of manicured grounds,...More

Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We luckily caught a tour on the pram with a local woman who was the sweetest ever. She told us about each area and we also walked the whole area for photos. Make sure to go early or after the suns out because it gets...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a very hot day. They have maps available upon request that show locations of tv shows and films shot there. It was beautiful grounds, but it was hard to fully enjoy while sweating in the heat. I recognized a few areas from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured on a rainy day so there were hardly any people there. We took the little shuttle around the park and our driver told us some stories about the people and history behind the gardens. Very interesting. They have concerts at night in the...More

Thank Cwelty9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Airlie Gardens when I first moved to Wilmington last year. It is beautifully maintained property adjacent to the Intercoastal Waterway. Majestic oaks, magnolia and many other native plantings abound. A feature not to be missed is the butterfly house. The staff will explain...More

1  Thank Michael P
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Dawn M
1 July 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
9 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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