A message from Airlie Gardens: Coronavirus/COVID-19

UPDATE | May 11, 2020

The gardens are open to the public daily from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Garden Services building and restrooms are now open, however the Gift Shop and classroom will remain closed. In an effort to keep staff and visitors safe as well as increase social distance, ALL admission tickets must be pre-purchased on our website, no tickets will be available for sale onsite. Visitors should be prepared to have their mobile or printed ticket barcode available  to scan at arrival. A check-in table will be located outside the Garden Services building where members and ticketed guests can self-scan their membership cards and admission tickets. The last garden admission is 4 p.m. and all guests must exit by 4:30 p.m.  Social distancing must be adhered to and groups cannot be larger than 10 people. As a reminder the Governor’s Stay at Home Order is still in effect so we do not encourage traveling to Airlie from other counties.

In addition, all garden events, tours, private rentals and programming have been postponed until further notice. Garden staff will work with schools and other groups who have planned trips to reschedule them. The Garden’s private events staff will work with currently booked clients on a case by case basis. If you attempt to reach a member of our staff by phone or email, please excuse any delay in response.

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. We encourage the public to remain informed and rely on New Hanover County as a trusted resource. The county will provide updates as needed regarding any significant developments in our response. To stay up-to-date on information and guidance, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We will continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and make decisions based on the best available information. We hope this information helps you feel more informed when making personal decisions for yourself and your family, and thank you for your continued support. The Garden looks forward to offering you a place to relax, explore and connect, but until then, stay well!

Stay Informed: NHC Health | CDC Home Page