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April 6, 2017

The Airlie Gardens

Spring is here!  Flowers are in bloom and trees are budding.  Our gardens and roadsides are ablaze with color.  The 70th annual NC Azalea Festival is happening this weekend, April 5-9, in Wilmington.  North Carolina has several historic, maintained public gardens across the state, including the Airlie Gardens, which are also located in Wilmington.  These famous gardens have been the site of weddings, television and movie settings, and visitors from around the world.

Wilmington native and local historian Susan Taylor Block wrote about the history of these gardens in the aptly-titled, "Airlie: The Garden of Wilmington".  Kids young and old will enjoy a picture book full of paintings from places within the gardens written by Anne Russell.  The book's title captures a child's sense of wonder: "The Mystical Magical Amazing Fantastical Gardens of Airlie".

Do you want to know more?  Then please check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and sightseeing)!

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