Airlie Gardens

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Statue at Airlie Gardens
Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens
Eastern Glass Lizard
Bottle Chapel

Airlie Gardens (67 acres) is a public garden in Wilmington, North Carolina.

It was created in 1886 as a private garden, for the Pembroke Jones family by Mrs. Jones, as a lush, flowing, naturalistic Southern garden, with thousands of azaleas, camellias, magnolias, and wisteria. German landscape architect Rudolf Topel, transformed the garden to a picturesque garden.[1] In 1998, it was purchased by New Hanover County and is open Tuesday through Sunday for an admission fee.

African-American folk artist Minnie Evans was the Airlie Gardens gatekeeper for a number of years.

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Coordinates: 34°12′54″N 77°49′40″W / 34.2151°N 77.8279°W / 34.2151; -77.8279