Beautiful botanical gardens , walking trails, and freshwater lakes. Entrance fee . Also if you are visiting around Christmas time, driving through the gardens to see their holiday light displays is a must! There are specified times to walk through as well. Advance tickets are required and sell out fast.
Get lost in Airlie Gardens' 67 acres of formal gardens, walking trails, seasonal blooms, centuries-old oak trees, artistic sculptures and peaceful waterways. See the famous Airlie Oak (c.1545)—the largest Live Oak in North Carolina at 128 feet high.