Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens

Address 300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Email schilds@nhcgov.com
Link http://airliegardens.org/
Phone (910) 798-7706
Hours of Operation Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Please note that ticket sales end at 4:30 each day of regular garden operations.

About the Garden
The property known as Airlie was part of a 640-acre land grant from King George II to the Ogden brothers in 1735; by the 1800s much of the original acreage had been transferred to Joshua Grainger Wright.

It was not untill the arrival of Sarah Jones, wife of Pembroke Jones, that a formal garden was created. The Joneses were wealthy industrialists noted for their lavish entertaining. They used Airlie as a means to accommodate their guests and parties.

About the Camellia Collection
Total number of camellia plants:   4,000
Number of distinct camellia cultivars or species: Unknown

Airlie Gardens' Camellia Garden is a wonderful place to view the majesty of an old oak grove and vast collection of antique camellias planted in the early 1900s. This garden also features a 150-foot rose trellis.