Airlie Gardens


North Carolina's 'Enchanted Airlie' Grows International

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 20, 2014 – When night falls over 67-acre Airlie Gardens in December, the forest comes alive as “Enchanted Airlie,” an estimated 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the half-mile, self-guided, walking trail of holiday displays. Seasonal sounds fill the air and warm holiday refreshments add the perfect touch for […]


Airlie Gardens Officially “Opens” Restored Historic Gate

WILMINGTON, NC – After months of painstaking restoration, the historic Airlie Gardens Gate officially “opens” Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The gate, which dates back to the 1700s, was removed in October of 2013 in order to undergo restoration. The Airlie Gardens Foundation […]


Last weekend to experience Enchanted Airlie

Wilmington, NC December 18, 2013 – With limited time and space available, don’t miss out on Enchanted Airlie, a Wilmington tradition since 2005. Enchanted Airlie will run through Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.  There are two run times per evening, 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and some […]


North Carolina’s Enchanted Airlie Gardens – “A magical place”

Wilmington | Wrightsville Beach, NC December 3, 2013 – With a warm cookie in one hand and a cup of hot cocoa in the other, an evening stroll through Enchanted Airlie lifts holiday spirits.   Once the property of 19th century financier Pembroke Jones and his wife Sarah, historic Airlie […]


Airlie Foundation receives Nonprofit Fundraising Board of the Year Award

WILMINGTON, NC November 8, 2013 – The Airlie Gardens Foundation is the proud recipient of the “Nonprofit Fundraising Board of the Year Award,” presented by the Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Funding Professionals. The award ceremony, held at the Warwick Center on Thursday, November 7, was part of […]


Airlie Gardens a Hot Spot on the Map for Travelers Wanting To Taste a Piece of History

Wilmington, NC September 16, 2013 – Tobacco Road – which weaves through the heart of Raleigh’s farmland – touts a rich heritage. It’s a legendary stretch of region, one dotted with curing barns and – of all-things – college hoops. Just east of this North Carolina agricultural hub runs another […]


New Hanover County Residents Reminded of Free Family Fun Sunday

Wilmington, NC July 5, 2013 — Still considering those holiday weekend plans? New Hanover County residents are reminded they can enjoy unlimited family fun on the first Sunday of each month with admission free of charge to Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Museum and the New Hanover County Arboretum. You can also […]


New Hanover County Residents to Enjoy Free Family Fun Sundays

New Hanover County, NC – Looking for something to do over the weekend? New Hanover County residents can enjoy unlimited family fun on the first Sunday of each month with admission free of charge to Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Museum and the New Hanover County Arboretum. You can also visit […]