After celebrating more than a century of gardens by the sea, Airlie continues to amaze visitors with its breathtaking combination of formal gardens, wildlife, historic structures, walking trails, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, 10 acres of freshwater lakes, and the grandeur of the Airlie Live Oak. Airlie’s 67 acres of gardens are known for their spring bloom of more than 100,000 azaleas but also offers formal display areas that bloom with continuous color year-round.
Airlie is a historic Southern garden filled with beautiful plantings, some of which are more than 100 years old. The garden was established at the turn of the last century by Sarah and Pembroke Jones as a private getaway showplace. Visitors experience the same garden environment that Mrs. Jones’s guests would have enjoyed in coming to her house for a party. Traveling through this natural woodland garden, you will see Airlie Lake through the woods and azaleas, admire the camellia garden, and stand in awe on the “great lawn” as you gaze at the more-than-400-year-old Airlie Oak.