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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
704-331-0664
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Ranked #20 of 82 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Gardens
Description: A popular tourist stop that combines formal gardens and woodland serenity.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place! In the heart of Charlotte, just a few minutes from downtown. A 3ish acre bird sanctuary in the backyard of a gorgeous old home, filled with beautiful trees, herbs, topiaries and and wildlife. Don't skip the introductory video before visiting the garden- it will tell you the story of how the magical gardens came to be-... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you're feeling hassled by the stress of life, take a few minutes out of your day and walk the peaceful gardens of Wing Haven. You will be surrounded by nature, butterflies, birds and serenity. The soft sounds of the wildlife will muffle the loud sounds of the city and your stress level will be back to normal in no... More

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Lexington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not a plethora of birds but the garden was nice. We didn't get there until late morning so they may have feasted prior to our arriving. Worth the $ 8.00 if you like gardens, paths and some history.

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Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had 12 hours to kill while in Charlotte, NC and I decided to go to the Wing Haven Garden on a Saturday morning. I love gardening and birds in the garden and this place is a perfect spot to wander and relax. The gardens are well kept and it is a thrill to know that this garden was started... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I should disclose that I am a bird lover and this once private home, now garden is a wonderful sanctuary for birds. We went on a day when they were supposed to be closed and someone was nice enough to let us in any way so we had the garden to ourselves. We watched the video of how the owners... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wing Haven is a preserved 1920's home that the owners turned into a bird sanctuary. It's in a beautifully landscaped neighborhood. My old college roommates and I had girl's weekend in Charlotte recently and spent a few hours visiting this lovely place. The staff are very knowledgeable about the house, furnishings, and the gardens and answered all of our questions.... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We loved our visit to Wing Haven. Being fans of historic buildings & places, flowers, and birds, it was a must-see! But don't forget your bug spray...we got quite a few mosquito bites.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What a beautiful surprise in the middle of Charlotte! These lovely gardens are a wonderful place to reconnect with nature in the middle of the city. The story of the property and its former owners is very interesting, and the history that has been preserved is wonderful to see. I visited with my 6 year old daughter. Before visiting, we... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you can catch Wing Haven open and you are a bird watcher…it’s worth a visit during any season. Nestled into a 1920’s suburban neighborhood, this is an example of what is possible when a couple dedicates times and energy into the beauty of nature.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The main garden is the larger of the two and has an amazing scent and brings you back into nature. The smaller garden had more florals and brighter colors. Your entry fee pays to get into both. Overall it's a nice easy stroll and has lovely sights.

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