|Contact Address||300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
|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.