Airlie’s historic property encompasses more than 67 acres of spectacular gardens, seasonal blooms, mighty live oaks, walking trails and historic structures. The self-guided walking experience allows visitors to explore more than a dozen gardens; including the Pergola, Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel & a seasonal Butterfly House.
Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.
Wilmington, N.C., also known to film junkies as “Hollywood East”, is the home of EUE/Screen Gems Studios. Screen Gems is the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California. Airlie Gardens is happy to add Screen Gems’ most popular productions to its history.Learn More
Take a walk behind the model Airlie House to our Pollinator Garden! This garden was planted with flowering blooms that will specifically attract pollinator species year round; such as, butterflies, bees, moths, hummingbirds and more!Learn More
We offer a 7-passenger tram service that is included with general admission. The tram is operated by volunteers and does not run every day. Please call prior to your visit to verify schedule. Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds in addition to riding the tram. Trams cannot be reserved and are operated on a first come, first served basis. TRAMS DO NOT RUN DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY & FEBRUARY.Tram Schedule