Airlie Gardens
Wilmington, North Carolina

This 67-acre property became a public garden in 1999 when it was acquired by New Hanover County. For years before, the owners would open their garden to the public to show off the spring bloom of azaleas. Azaleas are still a major collection at Airlie, along with camellias and spring bulbs. Highlights include a butterfly garden, a sculpture garden, and a 460 year old live oak.

here to visit the Airlie Gardens website.