Events

April 29, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Yoga in the Gardens

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

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May 12, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Live Oak Sale with Penderlea Farms – SOLD OUT

Own a piece of history! Purchase a tree propagated from one of Airlie's Live Oaks. Half of every purchase goes to The Airlie Oak Fund which helps preserve and care for specimen trees throughout the gardens. We are proud to partner with Penderlea Farms to bring these special trees to you! Pre-purchased online sales only.

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May 12, 2021

Bird Hikes

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8am. All tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out.

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May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Virtual Frog Watch with NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting this FrogWatch training workshop with Airlie Gardens via Zoom. Become a volunteer for FrogWatch USA! Learn about amphibians and the conservation issues they face, while knowing how to recognize the unique calls of many different local species.

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May 19, 2021

Bird Hikes

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8am. All tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out.

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May 21, 2021

Airlie Member Evening

Enjoy an after-hours evening in the Gardens exclusively for Airlie members, 5:30-7:30pm. All member tickets must be reserved in advance and tickets will sell out. Last entry at 7pm, all guests must exit by 7:30pm.

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June 4, 2021

Airlie Member Evening

Enjoy an after-hours evening in the Gardens exclusively for Airlie members, 5:30-7:30pm. All member tickets must be reserved in advance and tickets will sell out. Last entry at 7pm, all guests must exit by 7:30pm.

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June 6, 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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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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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 in accordance with Governor Cooper's Executive Order and CDC Guidelines. Concerts will sell out.

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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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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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