Events

February 5, 2021

Virtual Program: Beginners Guide to Planting for Pollinators

Join Airlie Gardens Environmental Educators for an introduction on planting for pollinators. Learn what you can do help attract pollinators to your yard while also providing excellent habitat for other wildlife. Free native seeds are provided for pick up, but not required for participation.

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February 7, 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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February 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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February 12, 2021

Virtual Program: Milkweed Madness

Join Airlie Gardens Environmental Educators for an introduction on building your own mini greenhouse with house hold items! Start seeds for your backyard and increase habitat for the monarch butterfly! Learn the plight of the monarch and how you can help! Free native seeds are provided for pick up, but not required for participation.

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February 20, 2021

Virtual Program: Milkweed Madness

Join Airlie Gardens Environmental Educators for an introduction on building your own mini greenhouse with house hold items! Start seeds for your backyard and increase habitat for the monarch butterfly! Learn the plight of the monarch and how you can help! Free native seeds are provided for pick up, but not required for participation.

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March 1, 2021 - April 1, 2021

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 16, 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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April 5, 2021 - April 11, 2021

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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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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