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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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Gorgeous garden

An absolute must see in Charlotte. It's a beautiful garden with a great variety of plants and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria de Fatima Z
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This jewel of a garden is located in one of Charlotte's loveliest neighborhoods. If you are a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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%
Travellers talk about
“myers park” (5 reviews)
“bird feeders” (3 reviews)
“lovely walk” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
260 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209-1632
+1 704-331-0664
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must see in Charlotte. It's a beautiful garden with a great variety of plants and birds. Excellent for families and nature lovers.

Thank Maria de Fatima Z
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This jewel of a garden is located in one of Charlotte's loveliest neighborhoods. If you are a gardener, check out their bi-yearly sales, featuring unusual plants, and gardeners who have the expertise to help you know what to buy, and how and when to plant...More

Thank Lynn8894
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 23 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 28 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 31 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 24 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 28 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

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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
16 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
4 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