Open Daily 9am-5pm l Advance Tickets Recommended
*We have a limited selection of Gift Shop items for purchase during building renovations*
June 6, 2023 - September 12, 2023
Each Tuesday, June-September at 10am, an educator will be in our native Butterfly House discussing the butterfly life cycle and the different types of butterflies in the house that week, and then will release butterflies into the house. Pre-registration is required for this program and tickets can sell out.
June 8, 2023
Join Airlie Gardens Environmental Educators for a family friendly evening of Bats! We'll begin with a story under the great Airlie Oak and learn all about why bats are so important to our ecosystems. Then you'll test your abilities through a series of challenges to see if you can survive in a bat's world!
June 8, 2023
Enjoy an after-hours evening in the Gardens exclusively for Airlie members, 5:30-7:30pm. All member tickets must be reserved in advance and tickets will sell out. Last entry at 7pm, all guests must exit by 7:30pm.
June 12, 2023
Join Educators on a walk through the grounds to learn about the various tree species throughout the garden! Highlights will include both native and introduced species and the history of the grounds and its plantings.
June 14, 2023
Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 a.m. Advance registration required.
June 21, 2023
Airlie Gardens is excited to welcome guests back for one of our most popular education series: HOPS & TALKS. Join us for a special adult series where we pair one local brewery with a different guided tour.
June 23, 2023
National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth"-ers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths that we see at Airlie Gardens!
July 2, 2023
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.
July 14, 2023 - December 31, 2023
This year's exhibit will feature ten fiberglass turtles! Each sculpture will be uniquely decorated by selected artists and placed on display in the garden, July 14th through December 31st 2023. Special thanks to The Landfall Foundation for their support of Turtley Awesome!
Open Monday – Sunday
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Last admittance at 4:30PM
General Admission | $9
New Hanover Resident* | $5
Military* | $5
Child 4-12 | $3
Child 3 & Under | FREE
*ID required for discount
We offer a 7-passenger accessibility tram service that varies by day.
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403