Airlie Gardens, Beautiful Sightseeing By The Sea
Airlie gardens is located in 300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC, U.S.A that combines beautiful garden with wildlife, historical building structures, walking trails, sculptures and also more than 100,000 azaleas. They are open from Monday to Sunday with opening time from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Even though they are open until 5.00 pm, their last ticket sale would be done at around 4.30 pm for last visitors of the day. They are however, closed during special holidays such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The admission fee to get inside the garden itself varies from $3 for children (age of 4-12 years old), $5 for military (valid with proof of ID), and $9 for adults. Adult and children tickets are available to be purchased online while tickets for military and New Hanover County resident rates must be purchased on-site.
Airlie gardens could be the perfect place for you if you are going to have a picnic with your friends and families. They have tables available for you to use with first-come-first-serve basis. You could also book the location venue for private functions such as birthdays, weddings, family reunions, etc. Without prior bookings, you are not allowed to have any formal or informal gatherings inside the garden site. Since the garden site itself is usually busy during the weekend for functions that are already pre-booked through the management of Airlie gardens, it is highly recommended that you don’t have your own picnic during that time.
Airlie gardens is specially famous for its azalea that are planted inside the garden. They usually bloom between mid-March until mid-April. They have said that around more than 100,000 azaleas were planted this year for spring, even though the bloom time would still vary. The best time that you could come and visit to see these azaleas is around the times mentioned above, but they are still weather dependent. The garden site is also wheelchair accessible, even though most of the area is dominant for a walking experience with the walking trails that it has.