We do allow simple picnicking in the gardens with the standard admission fee. Since our garden is often the site of many weddings and educational events, and is very popular for weekend visitation, many garden locations may be very busy or unavailable for picnicking on weekends. If you are planning a weekend picnic, please call ahead of your visit to confirm grounds availability, availability is not guaranteed.
Please observe the following guidelines when planning to picnic at the garden:
We have a limited number of picnic tables available throughout the garden on a first-come, first- serve basis; otherwise, blanket picnics only. We DO NOT allow personal tables, chairs, or outside catering for picnics. We DO NOT allow formal or informal pre-arranged gatherings or celebrations in the gardens such as birthday parties, religious ceremonies, business luncheons etc., without prior arrangements. All gatherings or celebrations, informal or formal, require a prepaid event fee. If prior arrangements are not made for such gatherings as described above, Airlie Gardens reserves the right to require that you exit the garden.