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.
Meet Reilly, Airlie Garden’s Goose Herding Border Collie. Reilly was adopted from Carolina Border Collie Rescue in September of 2012. He was “hired” to help us manage a growing problem in the gardens. A flock of more than 100 Canada Geese had taken up residence here and were not going anywhere- which means they didn’t migrate- they stayed here year-round munching on the turf and littering our pathways with waste!
Since Reilly’s arrival, he has worked hard to keep the geese out of the gardens and his hard work is paying off! The turf is recovering and the pathways are clear- saving thousands of dollars for the gardens.
Special thanks to Reilly’s sponsors for their support: