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Image Credit: airleegardens.org

Airlee Gardens

300 Airlee Road

Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Update: Airlie Gardens will be open to the public daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm. However, out of an abundance of caution and concern for our guests and staff, all garden buildings will be closed to the public. 

Airlie Gardens is a 67 acre historic garden containing formal gardens, wildlife, ten acres of lakes, more than 75,000 azaleas, the tall Airlie Oak which dates back to 1545, and a seasonal butterfly house all located two miles west of Wrightsville Beach. Walk the trails or ride a tram to discover landscapes where something is always in bloom.

Don’t miss the Bottle Chapel dedicated to Minnie Evans who was the gatekeeper of Wilminton’s Historic Airlee Gardens form 1949 TO 1974, and is considered one of America’s most important visionary artists.

https://airliegardens.org

Image Credit: The Bottle Chapel, designed & erected by artist & illustrator, Virginia Wright-Frierson.

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