Events

Yoga in the Gardens

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

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June 8, 2021 - September 7, 2021

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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July 2, 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, July through September. Tickets are limited and concerts will sell out.

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September 27, 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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September 28, 2021

Bee-ginner’s Guide to Planting for Pollinators- Rescheduled September 28th

Join Airlie Garden's Educators for an introduction on creating your own Pollinator Garden! Make your landscape an oasis for butterflies, bees, and everything in between. We will explore our butterfly house and pollinator gardens to get an up close look at pollinating insects and some of their favorite native plants! Resources will be provided in both digital and paper copies.

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September 29, 2021

Airlie Gardens Tree Walk

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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October 3, 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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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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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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