All Garden Admission tickets must be prepurchased online.
June 8, 2021 - September 7, 2021
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.
July 2, 2021 - September 17, 2021
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.
July 4, 2021
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.
July 6, 2021
Join us at Airlie Gardens to observe how banding works for tiny hummingbirds! We’ll have hummingbird banding expert Susan Campbell on hand to demonstrate how hummingbirds are captured, banded, and processed before release. Get an up close look at some of our most energetic and charismatic birds!
October 15, 2021
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.
November 26, 2021 - December 22, 2021
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, 2022 - April 15, 2022
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 4, 2022 - April 10, 2022
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!