Events

March 1, 2024 - April 15, 2024

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 2, 2024

Guided History Tour

Dive into the rich history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens on a walking tour of the grounds.

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March 3, 2024

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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March 6, 2024

Tree & Bloom Walk

Join Educators on a walk through the grounds to learn about the various 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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March 13, 2024

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am. Advance registration required.

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March 14, 2024

Accessible Bird Outing

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.

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March 15, 2024

Blooms & Brews

Celebrate Airlie Gardens' Spring Bloom at our newest event - Blooms & Brews! Featuring food, drinks and live entertainment on the Airlie Oak Lawn.

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March 16, 2024

Guided History Tour

Dive into the rich history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens on a walking tour of the grounds.

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March 24, 2024

Seed Saving and Rubber Stamps

Learn how and when to collect seeds, the importance of storing seeds, and when to plant. Participants will receive native seeds and will carve your own rubber stamp for labeling seed packets. Recommended for ages 14+.

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March 25, 2024

Homeschool Day – SOLD OUT

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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March 27, 2024

Bird Walk

Enjoy birding at the gardens starting at 8 am.

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April 3, 2024 - April 7, 2024

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.

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April 11, 2024 - September 12, 2024

Airlie Member Evenings

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

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October 18, 2024

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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