Airlie Celebrates National Public Gardens Day May 8th!

Posted May 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Airlie Gardens is proud to participate in this national celebration!

To celebrate, Airlie will be offering free admission to the public on May 8, 2015. Last admission that day is 4:15. Bring the entire family and enjoy your beautiful historic public garden!

Airlie Gardens is a 67-acre public garden located in Wilmington, North Carolina. 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 470-year-old Airlie Oak, more than 100,000 azaleas and countless camellia cultivars. The garden is made possible with the generosity of the commitment of the New Hanover County Commissioners, members, local and state grants, and the support of local residents. For information about Airlie Gardens, visit


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Janine Powell
Airlie Gardens

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