Airlie Gardens Seeks Volunteers

Posted February 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens is holding a two-day orientation for prospective volunteers on March 8 and 9, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The orientation is called “Discovering Airlie- The Volunteer Experience” and will educate volunteers on the history, horticulture, and ecology of Airlie Gardens. A history tour, butterfly discussion, water quality talk, garden scavenger Hunt, and more will be part of the orientation experience.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone in the community to learn more about Airlie and get involved by supporting the Gardens as a volunteer,” said Flo Berry, guest services coordinator. “Our volunteers are such an important part of Airlie. They help in the gardens and with programs and tours, they assist with signature events and they even drive the tram. Their dedication helps preserve and protect Airlie; they are great stewards of this beautiful and historic New Hanover County garden.”

Participants must register in advance and be at least 16 years of age to attend. Discoverers are encouraged to participate in all programs, but it is not required. For more information and to register, please contact Flo Berry at fberry@nhcgov.com or 910-798-7566. Registration ends Wednesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. Learn more about Discovering Airlie here.
ABOUT AIRLIE GARDENS
Airlie Gardens is a 67-acre public garden located in New Hanover County. Established in 1901, the garden is a cultural and ecological component of New Hanover County and North Carolina history that features formal gardens, wildlife, historic structures, walking trails, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, 10 acres of freshwater lakes, the celebrated 472-year-old Airlie Oak, more than100,000 azaleas and countless camellia cultivars. For information about Airlie Gardens, visit airliegardens.org.

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Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
910-798-7461

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