All Garden Tickets must be purchased online, in advance. Face coverings required inside all buildings and when unable to maintain 6-feet outside.
Join Airlie Gardens Education staff on a deep dive into Maria Sibylla Merian’s scientific illustrations and her discoveries of butterfly metamorphosis! Then staff will provide materials to do a step-by-step how to create a biological illustration of your own!View Event
Join Airlie Gardens educators on a walk through the grounds to learn about the various tree species throughout the garden! Highlights will include both native and introduced species and the history of the grounds and its plantings.View Event
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 eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.AIRLIE'S eBIRD HOTSPOT VIEW EVENT
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.NATURE KIT OPTIONS
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!Watch Now
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!Print Me