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.
Airlie’s beauty has been the setting for many films and television shows. Movie and television producers seek Airlie Gardens for the beautiful scenery and ideal filming locations. Just taking a stroll through the garden, a guest can spot where some of their favorite movies or television shows have been filmed. Ranging from the Pergola Garden, where several One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek scenes took place to areas of our Stable’s creek-side lawns, where the new ABC Family movie, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song was most recently filmed. Visitors from as far as Australia to Germany have visited Airlie Gardens in hopes of catching a glimpse of where their favorite scenes have been filmed.
Wilmington, NC also known to film junkies as â€œHollywood East,â€ is the home of EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California. Since the studio’s opening in 1984, Wilmington has become a major center of American film and television production. Airlie Gardens is happy to add some of Screen Gems’ most popular productions to its already rich history; bringing in guests from all over the world who are intrigued by the idea of visiting the location where some of their favorite movies/shows have been filmed.
Don’t forget to take a look at our Airlie Gardens Film Guide Brochure to see exactly where all the magic took place! If you are a film fan, be sure to ask our ticket agent for a copy of our special film guide upon visiting, or print one out before you come!