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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

260 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209-1632
+1 704-331-0664
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Sanctuary in the City

This place is so beautiful and quiet, right in the heart of the city! Near the shops on Selwyn and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mary p
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hidden gem

The garden is beautiful the story behind the garden should be a movie. Well worth the money to walk... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Anthony S
via mobile
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Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Wing Haven provides a natural oasis for reflection and study of its two public gardens. Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary is rich in Southern horticulture and a habitat for birds and wildlife. The Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden is the site of a world-renowned garden writer's living laboratory. Together, these historic properties welcome visitors of all ages to discover and learn. Wing Haven also offers more than 30 programs and special events each year.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
260 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209-1632
+1 704-331-0664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so beautiful and quiet, right in the heart of the city! Near the shops on Selwyn and Park Road Shopping Center, which is where one can get a bite to eat before or after.

Thank mary p
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The garden is beautiful the story behind the garden should be a movie. Well worth the money to walk around and view this amazing garden in a very nice part of town

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We happened by Wing Haven and it was a perfect March day. Even though not all plants were flowering, there was beauty everywhere. The visit was also educational, but most of all a time-out from the hustle of the city. I would love to visit...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is a small, lovely walk through a backyard of a suburban home in Myers Park. We were disappointed that there were no flowers except a few rose bushes, even in beautiful weather at end of April. The water features are nothing spectacular and although...More

Thank Nathan L
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Wonderful 2 hour meandering walk thru labyrinth of brick pathways lined with herb garden, rose garden , frog pond, and many water features. Tender history. Fascinating house to tour. Have gone back numerous times. Open limited schedule because manned by volunteers.

3  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

this garden is tucked into a quiet neighborhood, entry is nominal, there are plant sales in spring. wonderful spot to get away from the world.

1  Thank Carla Z
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place is a charming break from the city. The old beautiful trees and plants blend so beautifully with the fountains and animals. Its so well kept and a bargain to give into as well. Our friends got engaged here as well!

1  Thank catelynbf
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I brought my toddler grandsons here and it has become a favorite spot! We have returned 3-4 times and the boys are enchanted each time. They do not want to leave. The children's area is very appealing and provides a great introduction to gardening skills....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
events623, Public Relations Manager at Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Thank you. We think it is magical as well. Please also join us for the monthly StoryTime in the Garden programs (sign up online) and take the #tulippoplarchallenge (climbing into the giant tulip poplar through a tree hollow at the base) with your grandsons on...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

A beautiful private garden created with lots of love over decades. This is the home of a couple who spent their whole lives caring for this property and birds were lovingly welcomed. You will be transformed as you wander the paths. A wonderful Charlotte treasure.More

3  Thank Myreview2016
events623, Public Relations Manager at Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you! We are so glad you found us. Please share the "secret" garden with your family, house guests and friends during the holidays for a break from the busy rush. Wing Haven garden open hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am - 5...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

This site was not large but very special. You can visit the original house of the owner and see a nice video about their efforts to create a haven for birds. It is a lovely garden and you can also visit a second garden a...More

Thank Stephanie M
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Brenda H
29 July 2017|
Response from Anthony S | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they are we did not see any dogs when we was there
Linda S
15 September 2016|
Response from events623 | Property representative |
Thank you Linda. I hope you enjoyed your visit - remember the gardens are now open year-round Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. -- Wing Haven
3 April 2016|
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Response from events623 | Property representative |
Yes indeed, the cost for adult admission is $10, children 10 and under are free. Members who show Wing Haven card are also free. Our new year-round operating hours are W-Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Private tours as well as school... More