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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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 8 a.m. Advance registration required.

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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 1, 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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September 4, 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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September 7, 2022

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am.

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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 9, 2022

Evening Naturalist Walk

Enjoy a quiet evening walk around the grounds with an educator. We will explore the gardens as our some of our local wildlife begin to turn in for the evening! If the evening is clear, we’ll be able to see the Fall Harvest Moon!

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September 10, 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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September 14, 2022

Bird Walk

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

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September 15, 2022

Bee-ginner’s Guide to Planting for Pollinators- Fall

Join Airlie Garden's Educators for an introduction on creating your own Pollinator Garden! Fall is a great time to start making a garden in your yard! Make your landscape an oasis for butterflies, bees, and everything in between. We will explore tips and tricks, planting for small spaces, and best plants for our area. Resources will be provided in both digital and paper copies. Each participate will receive a native plant to take home!

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September 21, 2022

Accessible Bird Outing

Birding is fun for everyone! Join Educators and Jill from Wild Bird & Garden for a guided tram ride around the gardens to some of our bird hotspots. Ideal for birders of any experience level who may not have the mobility to walk for extended periods of time, who can board and exit our tram.

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September 26, 2022

Homeschool Day

Hands-on, standard based programs to get your homeschool students excited about the outdoors! Designed for students ages 4-13 years old, parent or guardian participation required.

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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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September 29, 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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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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July 23, 2023

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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