Events

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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March 10, 2021

Monthly Bird Hikes

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8am the second Wednesday of every month. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

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March 16, 2021

Airlie Gardens Tree Walk – SOLD OUT

Join Airlie Gardens 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.

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March 19, 2021

Airlie Member Evenings

Enjoy an after-hours evening in the Gardens exclusively for Airlie members, 5-7pm. All member tickets must be reserved in advance. Last entry at 6:30pm, all guests must exit by 7pm.

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April 4, 2021

New Hanover County Resident Free Day

Free admission for New Hanover County Residents the first Sunday of each month! 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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April 22, 2021

Earth Day Yoga

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with Longwave Yoga on the Oak Lawn from 6-7pm! This class is sure to be fun for beginners and experienced yogis. Please bring your mat and stick around afterwards for a walking meditation of the grounds. 

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April 29, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Yoga in the Gardens

Airlie Gardens is excited to have Longwave Yoga for a five week series! Join us each Thursday from 6:00PM - 7:00PM to enjoy the blissful surroundings of nature's magic on our Oak Lawn.

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May 21, 2021 - September 17, 2021

Summer Concert Series

Bring your chairs and join in on our summer tradition by the Airlie Oak. These family friendly concerts allow guests to enjoy live music while taking in the beauty of Airlie Gardens. Concerts are held the 1st and 3rd Friday, August through September.

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June 8, 2021 - September 29, 2021

Butterfly Releases

You're invited to take part in Airlie Garden's butterfly release. Look forward to an educator who will be in our native Butterfly House discussing the butterfly life cycle and the different types of butterflies in the House that week.

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October 15, 2021

Oyster Roast

Join us for a spectacular evening featuring an oyster feast along the banks of Bradley Creek. Proceeds from this event support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs.

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November 26, 2021 - December 22, 2021

Enchanted Airlie

A tradition since 2005, guests from around the world have visited Airlie Gardens to take in the sparkling sights and festive sounds of the holiday season.

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April 4, 2022 - April 10, 2022

North Carolina Azalea Festival

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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