Airlie Gardens, Wilmington

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Embark on a self-guided walking tour of the sculpted formal gardens at Airlie Gardens. More than 100,000 azaleas and numerous camellias bloom along the walking trails that weave throughout this garden by the sea. Along the way, you'll get glimpses of Bradley Creek and many freshwater lakes. Look for the ancient, 467-year-old Airlie oak tree. At the butterfly house, watch 11 species of native butterflies as you learn about their life cycle and which plants allow them to thrive. Other features include the Bottle Chapel, Lebanon Chapel, and Mystery Grave, which supposedly belongs to one of Napoleon's marshals. Put Airlie Gardens and other Wilmington attractions into our Wilmington route builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Airlie Gardens a beautiful, nearly 70 acre garden located on the shores of Bradley Creek, off the Intracoastal Waterway. The visit is primarily a self-guided, walking tour experience. The entire walki...  more »
  • We've been to the Holiday light show, in the summer. It's just a beautiful place, they often have events here.  more »
  • My family loved it! Get your tickets early because they get sold out. Cant wait to go next year and bring friends and more family to experience this awesome display.  more »
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  • Have gone here twice for Enchanted Airlie, their Christmas light special every year. It is very beautiful, and a great place to take kids. Though it is cold that time of the year, the beautiful lights make you not mind the weather, and make you want to stay longer. The price is relatively cheap since you pay by the car load. There are also options for larger vans and buses for groups to come for Enchanted Airlie.
  • This park is simply spectacularly beautiful! The staff is very friendly and the gift shop is cute. There's also a small Museum. There's so many trails and beautiful things to see in this park, you really need a full day to see it all, a great way to get good exercise while enjoying the enchanting beauty of nature. I love it!!! 🌳☺️🌷
  • Airlie Gardens is best seen in spring,few bugs few tourists and a leisurely day strolling the gardens. There's so much to see and Airlie is great spot for weddings and family photos. Right now, in March, the tulips are in full bloom. The cost is $5 with the military discount.
  • Wonderful place for many things, but a casual walk is simply joyful. Within every side of the garden there is something to see, something different to enjoy. No matter what day of the year, or the weather, the time spent there is great.
  • Beautiful grounds. Nice walking paths. Bring a camera. We will definitely return.
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