New Hanover County Resident Free Day

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The first Sunday of each month, New Hanover County residents, students and employees are admitted to Airlie Gardens FREE of charge! TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE, and can sell out. Valid ID or proof of residency must be shown upon arrival. One New Hanover County ID is valid for 2 adults and accompany children. Additional adults must purchase general admission tickets. Once Free Day tickets are sold out, guests without pre-reserved tickets are not guaranteed entry to the garden on Free Day. Airlie members do not need to reserve in advance; simply show your membership card upon arrival. If you have additional guests outside of your membership benefits, they will need to reserve tickets in advance.

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FAQ’S

Yes, you must reserve tickets in advance for NHC Resident Free Day. Discount will show at check-out. Tickets are only valid for date reserved. Valid ID or proof of residency required at check-in for each adult ticket reserved. One New Hanover County ID is valid for 2 adults and accompanying children. Additional adults must purchase general admission tickets. Tickets are limited and can sell out. Once Free Day tickets are sold out, guests may only purchase garden admission tickets and are not guaranteed entry on Free Day due to limited parking. Airlie members simply show their membership card upon arrival. If you have additional guests outside of your membership benefits, they will need to reserve tickets in advance.

There are limited number of Free Day tickets available due to limited onsite parking. Once Free Day tickets are sold out, guests without tickets are not guaranteed entry. New Hanover County Residents may not just show up to the gardens without a reserved ticket and expect free admission once advertised as sold out.

No – Airlie members simply show their membership card upon arrival. If you have additional guests outside of your membership benefits, they will need to reserve tickets in advance.

  • January 2nd
  • February 6th
  • March 6th
  • April 3rd
  • May 1st
  • June 5th
  • July 3rd
  • August 7th
  • September 4th
  • October 2nd
  • November 6th
  • December 4th (does not include entry to Enchanted Airlie, gardens close at 4pm, last admittance at 3:30pm)

NO – Enchanted Airlie requires a separate ticket.

Cities of New Hanover County Include

  • Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Kure Beach
  • Castle Hayne

Forms of valid ID accepted:

  • License
  • Piece of Mail
  • Deed/Rental agreement
  • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
  • NHC Employee ID

One New Hanover County ID is valid for 2 adults and accompanying children. Additional adults must purchase general admission tickets.