Events

October 13, 2021

Bird Hike

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

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October 15, 2021

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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October 25, 2021

Bird Hike

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

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October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Live Oak Sale with Penderlea Farms

Own a piece of history! Purchase a tree propagated from one of Airlie's Live Oaks. Half of every purchase goes to The Airlie Oak Fund which helps preserve and care for specimen trees throughout the gardens. We are proud to partner with Penderlea Farms to bring these special trees to you! Pre-purchased online sales only.

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October 28, 2021

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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October 29, 2021

HOPS & TALKS

Airlie Gardens is excited to welcome guests back for one of our most popular education series: HOPS & TALKS. Join us for a special Halloween edition for adults where we pair one local brewery with a guided flashlight tour of the gardens.

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November 7, 2021

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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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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March 1, 2022 - April 15, 2022

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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April 4, 2022 - April 10, 2022

NC Azalea Festival & Garden Tour

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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions most 2021 events have been canceled or postponed!

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May 20, 2022 - September 16, 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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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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