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Beekeeping at Airlie: what’s the buzz all about?

For the first time, we are thrilled to offer our very own honey for sale. Available in 2, 5, and 12 oz. jars, guests can now take home a special memento of Airlie, 100% natural and straight from our organic garden. But what of the process? Let’s backtrack a minute, and start at the beginning, with beekeeping. A trend you’ve surely heard buzz about, especially in urban areas where the practice was widely banned until just a few years ago. At Airlie, we have had bees in the Organic Garden since its inception (1998) primarily to promote pollination. To learn…
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Airlie’s Formal Gardens: A Historical Treasure

When I set out to write this blog, the idea was to focus on Boxwood care. After a little bit of research, I was able to find a digitized copy (thanks Google!) of House & Garden Magazine from 1907 which featured Airlie… and down the rabbit hole of history I went. I was entranced by the fact that what started as Harry Connelly Groome’s private residence has now evolved into a beautiful, thriving property for so many to enjoy. Can you imagine Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walking through the Boxwood hedges while working on ‘I Have a Dream,’ or…
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