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Airlie Gardens

Enchanted Airlie starts taking shape

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As Thanksgiving nears, the preparation for one of the area's best-known holiday events begins. Enchanted Airlie is starting to take form, as workers were up early planting 400 red, pink and yellow poinsettias at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Azaleas arrive for next year's Garden Tour

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video Garden owners on next year's Azalea Garden Tour are tending to some special flowers tonight. The Cape Fear Garden Club continued its annual tradition of accepting Encore Azaleas today at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Airlie gets $7k old bill from CFPUA

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video Billing issues continue with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. This time its a county-owned property facing significant back billing. CFPUA recently hit Airlie Gardens with a nearly $7,000 bill. For Airlie Gardens Director Jim McDaniel, it's tough pill to swallow. Full story...
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With cold night ahead, flowers should be OK, summer plants in danger

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With frost in the forecast tonight and the Azalea Garden Tour around the corner, many gardeners may be worried. So we turned to an expert to find out what you can do and which plants need some extra love. Full story...
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Heiress to former Airlie owner leaves gift to gardens

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Just in time for Christmas, Airlie Gardens has received a gift from the estate of a woman who's family once owned Airlie. Full story...
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ABC World News features 'Enchanted Airlie'

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In the holiday spirit, ABC World News is featuring different holiday scenes from across America this month. Tuesday night, the holiday shoutout spotlighted Wilmington's own "Enchanted Airlie" light display at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Weather says fall, azaleas say spring

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It definitely feels like fall, but this morning a sign of spring arrived in Wilmington. Encore Azalea dropped off hundreds of azalea plants at Airlie Gardens this morning for next spring's Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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As summer ends, kids get started on Christmas decorations at Airlie

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Although Christmas is still a few months away campers at Lego Camp at Airlie Gardens are getting to make and program train cars will be seen by thousands of visitors during Enchanted Airlie. Full story...
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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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History blooms in florist's attic discovery

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When the owner of Julia's Florist, formerly known as Rehder's Florist, took over, she knew that a box of Rehder's things was still in the attic, but she never had time to go through it. When she finally brought it out, Dana Cook found hand written letters, old pictures, yellowed newspaper clippings and magazines. Full story...
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Local florist donating rare piece of local history to Airlie Gardens

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When Dana Cook bought and took over Julia’s Florist – and subsequently Rehder’s Florist – two years ago, she knew a box of Rehder relics existed in the shop’s attic. It remained untouched as she immersed herself in learning the ins and outs of her new Wilmington business. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour: Airlie Gardens

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video The 58th Annual Azalea Garden Tour is underway, and you don't want to miss a regular part of the tour. Known by some as the crown jewel of the Cape Fear, Airlie Gardens attracts thousands to Wilmington each spring to view the beautiful color. Full story...
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Garden Club honors Japanese disaster victims with azalea

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A symbolic gesture at Airlie Gardens today honored the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Full story...
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