Donation Tickets

Garden Admission

The Gardens are open daily from 9am-5pm  

  • Last admission at 4:30pm- all guests must exit the grounds by 5pm
  • January & February- CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
  • Closed: Friday, April 5th 2019 for private event.
  • Pets are not allowed in Airlie Gardens, nor can they be left in a vehicle. Service animals are welcome.
  • Photography Policy

General Admission Ticket Prices:  Tax Inclusive

Admission prices includes access to the grounds all day. 

  • Adult 13 & Over
  • Children 4-12
  • Under 4
  • Discounted tickets available onsite (proof of ID required)
    • New Hanover County Resident- $5
    • Military$5

Photography Fee

Summer Concert Series

Summer concert series begins May 17th and runs every 1st and 3rd Friday thru September 20th. Concerts are from 6-8pm each scheduled evening, and are open to the public. ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY.

  • Adult- $10
  • Children- $3
  • Airlie Members- FREE
    • Membership card serves as admission, must purchase tickets for additional guests

Become an Airlie Member!  All concerts are FREE for Airlie Members, click here for more information!

Bird Hike

EE- Field Trip


EE- Daily Sales Field Trip

Oyster Roast

Inviting friends and family to Airlie to enjoy an oyster feast along the banks of Bradley Creek is a tradition rooted in Airlie’s history. Beginning around 1905,  extravagant oyster roasts were hosted on the property. Guests came from far and near to enjoy the warm southern climate and celebrate a local delicacy. This tradition was revived in 2000, and has become our most important annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this event support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs*, which is fitting, since the oyster plays such a strong role in our coastal eco-system.

*Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs
Since 1999, Airlie Gardens has provided hands-on environmental education for thousands of schoolchildren.  Programs range from plant adaptations to salt marsh ecology and have been recognized statewide for their rigor and student engagement.  Other education programs such as bird hikes and butterfly releases increase our citizen’s knowledge of local natural resources and biodiversity.

Reserve a table- become a Table Patron!  Are you interested in becoming a table patron at the Oyster Roast? A $1,000 donation allows admission to the event with a reserved table for up to 8 guests and an opportunity to have your name or business name listed in our event program. The proceeds from donations, sponsorships and ticket sales will benefit Airlie’s environmental education program.

Sponsor the Oyster Roast

If you are interested in learning more about these and other sponsorship opportunities,
contact Janine Powell at (910) 798-7703 /

Enchanted Airlie Member Carload Reservations

Airlie Gardens has established a box office exclusively for members to reserve their Enchanted Airlie Tickets included in their membership benefits. If you have not created an online account yet with Airlie Gardens please do so HERE . After registering SIGN IN by clicking the SIGN IN link at the top right of your screen or green bar located at the bottom.  Once signed in you can add tickets to your cart.

  • Enchanted Airlie will run 19 total evenings November-December 2019
    • November: 29th & 30th
    • December: 6th-22nd
  • There are two run-times per evening: 5:00-7:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM
    • 5pm-7pm ticket holders may arrive no later than 6pm and must exit by 7pm.
    • 7pm-9pm ticket holders may arrive no later than 8pm and must exit by 9pm.

Membership benefits include:

  • Individual MembersEnchanted Airlie is no longer a benefit for this membership level.
  • Family Members– 1 Carload Ticket
  • Camellia Members 1 Carload Ticket
  • Magnolia Members– 2 Carload Tickets
  • Azalea Members– 2 Carload Tickets

A CARLOAD TICKET INCLUDES PARKING AND ADMISSION FOR ALL PASSENGERS IN YOUR STANDARD SIZED VEHICLE. You may not use a Carload Ticket if you are arriving in a Large Passenger Van (12-15 PASSENGER) Limo, Mini-Bus, Bus or Trolley. These vehicle types require special reservations. Please contact Airlie Gardens for “large vehicle” reservations.

  • After receiving your initial submission message from Airlie Gardens, your CARLOAD ticket will be processed and arrive to your email through ETIX (our ticket provider) within 3 business days. Thank you.