Year Founded
1971
EIN
56-1014180
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Barrett Ranson
Public Contact Name
Sarah Tanke
Main Address

260 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States

Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden
348 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States

Wing Haven Foundation Office
260 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States

Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary
248 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States

What We Do

Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Wing Haven provides a natural oasis for reflection and study of its three public gardens. Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary is rich in Southern horticulture and a habitat for birds and wildlife. As a sanctuary for birds, Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary is an excellent example of the value of and need for conserving wildlife, its habitat and natural resources in an urban setting. The garden has recorded over 150 different species of birds in its nearly 100-year history. The Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden is the site of a world-renowned garden writer’s living laboratory. The Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden is a botanist's dream with nearly 2,000 taxa in its documented living collections, some experimental and many original. The SEED Wildlife & Children’s Gardens offer an up-close opportunity for bird observation and includes a more hands-on approach to outdoor learning. All of Wing Haven's properties are excellent examples of different garden designs and showcase a variety of plant material. Together, these gardens welcome visitors of all ages to discover and learn. Wing Haven also offers more than 40 programs and special events each year. Over these next few weeks, please consider helping us by making a gift donation here - https://winghavengardens.org/give or purchasing item(s) from our Wish List below.

Interesting Info
  • Wing Haven welcomes more than 20,000 visitors annually.
  • More than 300 at-risk children served last year through Wing Haven's PEEPs (Preschool Environmental Education Program) and Brookstone Explorers
  • Our vision is to inspire a passion for the natural world!
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

SEED Guides
Repeats weekly at 10:00am until Friday, December 16th, 2022
Duration of 1 hour 45 minutes

Wing Haven Host
Repeats weekly at 10:00am until Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Flexible Timing


Events

Historic Holiday Open House
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Duration of 3 hours
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Birdhouse Building Contest - Application/Building Phase
Repeats daily until Friday, March 31st, 2023
Anytime
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