Public Programs

Birding Mornings

2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:00 AM

Fly over to Airlie Gardens to participate in a self-guided birding morning, co-hosted with our partner, Wild Bird and Garden. Recognized on the  North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database. 


Nature Discovery Kits

Pick up Anytime

Grab a Nature Discovery Kit and explore the gardens in a new way! You can now check out our nature discovery kits with activities and books to help you learn a little more about Airlie Gardens and all of the beautiful plants and animals that live here! Just ask to check one out at the front desk by leaving your ID or keys with our ticket agent.


Airlie at Home

Our Environmental Educators have been hard at work bringing you new content; such as, educational videos and family friendly activities that you can do right in your own backyard. Check out the Environmental Education YouTube channel to begin exploring your garden at home!

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Garden Bingo

Play a round of BINGO while you explore the grounds! A fun garden activity for the whole family. Learn about your surroundings by connecting a row OR  challenge yourself by finding them all!

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