Welcome to Comfort Inn University, your charming hotel near Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC. Stay with us and enjoy being situated near this stunning nature oasis. The regal 67-acre garden is decorated with walking paths, formal gardens, mighty oak trees, historic structures, seasonal blooms, contemporary sculptures, and a diverse group of wildlife. It is no surprise that the gardens are a popular venue for weddings and events!
Take a hike, explore at a leisurely pace, or host a picnic with the whole family. The majestic Airlie Gardens are home to a wide variety of wildlife, and predominantly, to a diverse group of birds. The gardens are home to almost 200 species of birds and offer an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a Bird Hike. These guided excursions occur monthly and are known to offer some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Set off on a self-guided adventure through Art in the Garden, where you will find dozens of pieces of art that beautifully incorporate nature, sculptures, and even magnificent water features. Alternatively, explore the noteworthy sites within Airlie Gardens that have been chosen as settings for scenes in many popular films and TV shows such as Dawson's Creek. Any stroll through the gardens is sure to take you past at least one or two of these famous locations. And finally, if you are in the area for an extended period of time, get involved by offering your time to one of the garden’s illustrious volunteer programs.
Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC offers many enriching seasonal activities to get involved in. Depending on the time of year that you choose to visit, there will be different species of plant life and trees in bloom. If you are visiting in the summer season, be sure to support the garden’s Summer Art Exhibit, which showcases creatively decorated garden gnomes. If you prefer to appreciate the garden for its lush flora and fauna, consider visiting during the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour. The tour is among the longest running and most popular garden tours in the coastal South. Finally, do not miss the garden’s Butterfly House, which is teeming with plant species and butterflies.
Book your stay at our hotel near Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, and start exploring today!