Airlie Gardens, Wilmington

4.6
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Wilmington
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 route builder tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a terrific outdoor activity that encompasses beauty and nature. It was decorated for the holidays with tons of lights and I would have loved to have seen it at night. Seeing 400 year old live....  more »
  • We went to Airlie during Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully lit gardens. The weather that night was perfect, making it so nice to leisurely enjoy all the scenes. Santa was dressed...  more »
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  • Loved strolling the grounds of this place! Finding all the "heart" exhibits was fun. The grounds are well manicured and all the staff we encountered were friendly and made every effort to be helpful. The butterfly house was also a treat! Highly recommend visiting this gem!
  • Loved everything about this garden! We took our time walking and enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful scenery. Definitely coming back here again just to walk the beautiful gardens. Loved all the flowers and especially the butterflies!
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