Plan Your Visit

Hours & Admission

Garden Hours | Open Tuesday-Sunday 9am – 5pm, last admittance at 4:30PM;  Closed on Mondays in January & February

Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased online. 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*

*Airlie Members | At arrival present membership card or ID for entry, advanced tickets are not required members during normal hours. 

Special Hours & Closures

Closed to Public | Friday, April 14th (Private Event), Thanksgiving Day, December 23-26th, New Year’s Day, Jan. & Feb. Mondays (winter hours)

Early Closure Alerts | The Gardens will close early at 4PM (last entry 3:30PM) for the following dates: June 2nd & 16th, July 7th & 21st, Aug. 11th & 18th, Sept. 1st, Nov. 24th & 25th, Dec. 1st – 21st. 

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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).

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

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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

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. TRAMS DO NOT RUN DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY & FEBRUARY.

Tram Schedule

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