Events

March 1, 2024 - April 15, 2024

Spring Bloom

When warmer temperatures approach, Airlie Gardens’ springtime blooms are a sight to see! Experience over 60,000 tulips and 75,000 azaleas within the gardens.

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April 3, 2024 - April 7, 2024

NC Azalea Festival & Garden Tour

Wilmington, N.C., hosts the annual Azalea Festival each April. As the largest festival of its kind in the state, the Azalea Festival showcases the charm of our community.

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April 20, 2024

Guided History Tour – SOLD OUT

Dive into the rich history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens on a walking tour of the grounds.

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April 22, 2024

Homeschool Day – SOLD OUT

Hands-on, standard based programs to get your homeschool students excited about the outdoors! Designed for students ages 4-13 years old, parent or guardian participation required.

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April 22, 2024

Earth Day Yoga in the Gardens

Airlie Gardens is excited to have Longwave Yoga for Earth Day Yoga in the Gardens on April 22nd!

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April 24, 2024

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 a.m. Advance registration required.

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April 28, 2024

Painted Buntings with Cape Fear Bird Observatory

Join us for a presentation about North Carolina's most colorful birds - Painted Buntings. Advance registration required.

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May 1, 2024

HOPS & TALKS: A Toast to Pollinators & their Hosts

Enjoy a brew from Mad Mole Brewing Co, and join Airlie's educators for an evening walk through the gardens!

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May 2, 2024

Pollinator Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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May 4, 2024

Guided History Tour

Dive into the rich history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens on a walking tour of the grounds.

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May 5, 2024

New Hanover County Resident Free Day

Free admission for New Hanover County Residents the first Sunday of each month! One New Hanover County ID is valid for 2 adults and accompany children under 18. Additional adults must purchase general admission tickets. Tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out. Please bring proof of residency upon arrival. Photo by Anna Taylor.

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May 8, 2024

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am. Advance registration required.

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May 9, 2024

Accessible Bird Outing

Birding is fun for everyone! Join Airlie's educators for a guided tram ride around the gardens to some of our bird hotspots. Ideal for birders of any experience level who may not have the mobility to walk for extended periods of time, who can board and exit our tram.

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May 9, 2024 - September 12, 2024

Airlie Member Evenings

Enjoy an after-hours evening in the Gardens exclusively for Airlie members, 5:30-7:30pm. All member tickets must be reserved in advance. Last entry at 7pm, all guests must exit by 7:30pm.

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May 15, 2024

Evening Bird Walk

What do our birds do in the evening? Come explore the garden as our birds prepare for the night’s activities! No experience is necessary, all are welcome.

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May 16, 2024

Pollinator Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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May 18, 2024

Guided History Tour

Dive into the rich history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens on a walking tour of the grounds.

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May 20, 2024

Homeschool Day

Hands-on, standard based programs to get your homeschool students excited about the outdoors! Designed for students ages 4-13 years old, parent or guardian participation required.

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May 22, 2024

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am. Advance registration required.

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May 25, 2024

Pollinator Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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October 18, 2024

Oyster Roast

A spectacular evening supporting Airlie's Environmental Education Program! Featuring an oyster feast and live entertainment along the banks of Bradley Creek.

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March 21, 2025

Blooms & Brews

Celebrate Airlie Gardens' Spring Bloom at our newest event - Blooms & Brews! Featuring food, drinks and live entertainment on the Airlie Oak Lawn.

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