October 1, 2023
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.
October 19, 2023
Birding is fun for everyone! Join Airlie's educators 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.
October 20, 2023
A spectacular evening supporting Airlie's Environmental Education Program! Featuring an oyster feast and live entertainment along the banks of Bradley Creek.
October 27, 2023
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!
November 24, 2023 - December 21, 2023
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.
March 1, 2024 - April 15, 2024
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.
April 3, 2024 - April 7, 2024
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.