Discovering Airlie Gardens - The Volunteer Experience

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Calling all volunteers. Come enjoy a two-day experience and 'Dig-In" to the history, horticulture, and ecology that is Airlie Gardens.

This volunteer orientation program will include: Bird Hike, Plant Walk, History Tours and Lectures, Nature Talk, Tram Tour, and a meet and greet with Airlie staff and current Airlie volunteers. Click here for the full schedule.

We are asking those interested in volunteering at Airlie Gardens to join us on Wednesday, March 12th from 8am-2pm and on Thursday, March 13th from 9am-2pm. Participants must register in advance and must be at least 16 years of age to attend. Discoverers are not required to participate in all programs. For full schedule information and to register please contact Amber Whitley, Guest Services Intern at amwhitley(at)nhcgov(dot)com or (910)798-7566.

Airlie Gardens is a 67-acre public garden located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Established in 1901, the garden is a cultural and ecological component of New Hanover County and North Carolina history that features formal gardens, wildlife, historic structures, walking trails, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, 10 acres of freshwater lakes, the celebrated 469-year-old Airlie Oak, more than100,000 azaleas and countless camellia cultivars. The garden is made possible with the generosity of public grant funds, the commitment of the New Hanover County Commissioners, and the previous owners, the Corbett Family, as well as support of local residents. For information about Airlie Gardens, visit

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