Events

June 7, 2022 - September 6, 2022

Butterfly Releases

Each Tuesday at 2pm you're invited to take part in Airlie Garden's butterfly release. An Environmental 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.

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June 9, 2022 - September 2, 2022

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. 2022 Concert Series dates coming soon. Tickets are limited and concerts will sell out.

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July 3, 2022

New Hanover County Resident Free Day

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.

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July 6, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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July 7, 2022

Pollinator Garden Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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July 13, 2022

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 a.m. Advance registration required.

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July 14, 2022

Going Batty!

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!

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July 16, 2022

Beginner Birding

There’s no better place to learn how to bird! Airlie Gardens is home to over 200 plus species of birds. We will go over basic birding skills, ID tricks, and proper binocular use!

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July 20, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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July 20, 2022

Nature Trivia

Join our educators for an evening of family friendly nature themed trivia on the oak lawn! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and some snacks to enjoy while you test your knowledge of flora and fauna.

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July 21, 2022

Pollinator Garden Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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July 23, 2022

Family Fun Night

Join us on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-8pm for a celebration of families, friends and everybody’s Favorite Goose Dog, Reilly!

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July 27, 2022

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am.

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July 28, 2022

Art Explorers with Cameron Art Museum

We are going on a field trip! Join us at the Cameron Art Museum with Ms. Georgia for Art Explorers!

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July 29, 2022

Mystical Moths

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!

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August 3, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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August 4, 2022

Pollinator Garden Walk

Join an environmental educator on a guided walk through Airlie Garden’s Pollinator Garden. Check out what’s blooming and the many pollinators that call that garden home.

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August 5, 2022

Tree Walk

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.

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August 10, 2022

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8am. All tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out.

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August 17, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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August 20, 2022

Beginner Birding

There’s no better place to learn how to bird! Airlie Gardens is home to over 200 plus species of birds. We will go over basic birding skills, ID tricks, and proper binocular use!

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August 24, 2022

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8am. All tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out.

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August 31, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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September 7, 2022

Meet the Locals

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.

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September 28, 2022 - October 12, 2022

Yoga in the Gardens

Airlie Gardens is excited to have Longwave Yoga for a fall series! Join us each Wednesday from 5:00PM - 6:00PM to enjoy the blissful surroundings of nature's magic on our Oak Lawn.

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October 21, 2022

Oyster Roast

A spectacular evening supporting Airlie's Environmental Education Program! Featuring an oyster feast and live entertainment along the banks of Bradley Creek.

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November 25, 2022 - December 22, 2022

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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March 1, 2023 - April 15, 2023

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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June 16, 2023

Evening Naturalist Walk

Enjoy a quiet evening walk around the grounds with an educator. We will explore the gardens as some of our local wildlife begin to turn in for the evening!

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