Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Open Daily 9:00AM – 5:00PM (last admittance at 4:30PM)

Closed Mondays (January & February), New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Gift Shop Hours | 9:00AM – 4:30PM


Advance tickets are required and must be purchased online.

Admission includes parking, access to the grounds during regular garden hours and seasonal exhibits (Art Exhibit, Native Wildlife Exhibit, and Butterfly House). 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 (Age 4-12) | $3
Airlie Members (Membership Card Required) | Free

AHS Members & Museums for All

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Visitor Information

Explore the links below to maximize your visit.

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

Leave at Home: Pets & Emotional Support Animals, Sporting Equipment

Visitor Tips Download Map Calendar


Wheelchair checkout is currently unavailable.
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

Tram Service has been temporarily suspended.
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

Guided Tours

Guided Tours have been temporarily suspended. 
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