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5 Airlie activities meeting attendees will love

We know an off-site meeting itinerary can be packed to the gills. As such, Airlie offers a variety of activities to enjoy whether your attendees have a few minutes or a few hours to spare. We pride ourselves on offering top notch meeting facilities and exceptional service to all who visit, and we think of our grounds as the heart of the Airlie experience. Rolling countryside, fresh air, lakes, and trees combined with a number of ways to enjoy the time al fresco make the meeting attendee experience truly whole. Photo credit: Michelle Chu #5: Sporting Clays Led by our…
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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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