Plan Your Visit

Hours & Admission

Garden Hours | Daily 9am – 5pm, last admittance at 4:30PM

Closed | Mondays (Jan & Feb), July 30th, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Early Closure Alert (8/20/21) | The Gardens will close early at 4PM(last entry 3:30PM) Friday, August 20th 2021.

Advance tickets are required and must be purchased online. Airlie Members do not require advance ticketing but must show their membership card or ID upon arrival. Tickets are valid one year from purchase date and cannot be used for entry into special events. 

General Admission | $9
New Hanover Resident (ID Required) | $5
Military (ID Required) | $5
Children (4-12) | $3
Airlie Members | Free

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Visitor Information

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What to Bring: Sunscreen, Hat & Sunglasses, Refillable Water Bottle, Comfortable Shoes, Camera (see Photography Policy) and Face Covering*

Not Permitted: Pets & Emotional Support Animals, Sporting Equipment, Drones, Balloons, Tables, Birthday Parties

*Mask Update 8/5/21 | Face coverings/Masks are required to be worn while inside the Guests Services Building. This area includes: Restrooms, Ticket Check-In, Classroom, & Gift Shop. Face coverings are not required to be worn while outside.

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Buildings, restrooms and most garden pathways are wheelchair and stroller accessible. A wheelchair is available on a first come, first served basis. There is not a fee for this service, however an ID is required for wheelchair checkout.

Tram Service

Trams will begin running Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

We offer a 7-passenger tram service that is included with general admission. Trams cannot be reserved and are operated on a first come, first served basis.

Tram Schedule | September 2021

Guided Tours

Discover the rich history, horticulture and ecology with a docent-led tour. We recommend contacting us at least two weeks in advance to coordinate your reservation. All tours require a reservation and are only offered on weekdays.

Guided Tour Information

Photography in the Gardens

Visitors are welcome to take informal cellphone and in-the-moment photographs of the Gardens. All portrait photography and commercial shoots require a reservation and fee.

Photography Policy

Directions To Airlie

Airlie Gardens is located right off of US-17/Oleander Drive and is convenient to Interstate 40. Located at 300 Airlie Road in Wilmington, NC, the Garden is just minutes northeast of downtown Wilmington and is close to Wrightsville Beach and many other area attractions, accommodations and dining.

Driving Directions to Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC 28403