Hurricane Florence Update (10/10/18): Airlie Gardens will be closed until further notice as we recover from Hurricane Florence. Administrative office and gift shop will open 10/23/18 for membership services, Enchanted Airlie ticket sales and gift shop from 9am-4pm. Our goal is to have the gardens open to the public late October or early November.
Few places in the Cape Fear region capture as much natural beauty and ecological diversity as the 67-acres which define Airlie Gardens. Freshwater ponds, salt marsh shorelines, magnolia forests, acres of flowers and open fields are just some of the varied habitats found on the grounds. This dynamic environment provides natural outdoor learning space and ample opportunities for place-based educational programming.
Airlie’s Environmental Education (EE) Program provides inquiry-based learning and experiential, hands-on activities to teach concepts in wildlife, soil stewardship, water quality and more. Education offerings are diverse and range from curriculum correlated field trips to citizen science and bird hikes.
Check out Cape Fear Critters by NHCTV to learn more about the creatures who inhabit our area.