Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Charlotte
(4.4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary are non-profit gardens and a bird sanctuary located at 248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina. They are open several hours a week, year-round; admission is by donation .The garden was begun in 1927 by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson around their house. In 1970 they donated it to the Wing Haven Foundation. The Clarksons remained in the home until 1988.The garden plan resembles a Cross of Lorraine with its long path crossed by two shorter, perpendicular paths, and the house sited between the shorter paths. It contains a number of pools and fountains, and is well-planted with a wide variety of ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers. The garden also contains an English sundial from 1705, various terra cotta pieces, a plaque with a poem by Japanese pacifist and reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, and a statue of Saint Fiacre, patron saint of gardeners.In 2000, the National Register of Big Trees recognized the garden's chastetree as the largest within the United States.
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  • 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 vis...  more »
  • i have lived here in Charlotte, NC since 1993 and this is my first time visiting. I love gardens and nature and decided to join even before visiting. Last eve they had a beautiful event in the gardens...  more »
  • We quite enjoyed the stroll in Wings Haven. Well worth the visit and different from other attractions in Charlotte