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 attractions into our Wilmington route builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Even in January this is a beautiful garden. The Camellia Garden was beyond beautiful! Hundreds and hundreds of camellias in all different shades of red, pink, and white. The fauna was out and we...  more »
  • From beginning to end this enchanting sprawling garden area is magnificent! The majestic oak trees, ponds, church and more await your journey. The entrance fee allows you full access to the property.....  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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