Family Fun Night at Airlie Gardens featuring A Sculpted Garden

Posted June 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Wander over to Airlie Gardens on Saturday, July 26 from 5 to 8pm for Family Fun Night – featuring A Sculpted Garden!  Both the young and young at heart will enjoy a bug-filled evening of games, crafts, garden tours, nature activities, music and more.

A Sculpted Garden, a collection of stainless steel garden sculptures by Chapel Hill-based artists Gary Caldwell and Holly Felice, will be on display throughout the 67 acres of Airlie Gardens through September 28.  The exhibit consists of larger than life pieces, from butterflies and beetles, to wildflowers and willows. Family Fun Night showcases these giant one-of-a-kind pieces of art along with a myriad of other activities and entertainment including:

  • Garden tours with A Sculpted Garden artists Gary Caldwell & Holly Felice
  • Nature educational activities with Mr. Matt Collogan
  • Games & crafts
  • Live music by Mr. Mark
  • Food trucks, including P.T.’s Grille and Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck

There will also be a special meet and greet with Reilly, an adopted Border Collie and part of the Airlie Garden’s team, who is responsible for controlling Canada Geese.

This special event costs $5/person in advance and $9/person on event day, but space is limited so buy your tickets today!  Tickets can be purchased online at, at Airlie Gardens located at 300 Airlie Road, and the New Hanover County Parks & Gardens office at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120, during regular business hours.  Children age three and older must purchase a ticket.

Airlie Gardens is a 67-acre public garden owned and operated by New Hanover County.  The mission of Airlie Gardens is to be a historic public garden with cultural and environmental education programs that serve the residents and visitors of New Hanover County.  Additional information may be found at or by calling 910-798-7700.


Release Contact:

Jodi Dellinger
Program Coordinator


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