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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
704-331-0664
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Ranked #22 of 81 attractions in Charlotte
Type: Gardens
Description: A popular tourist stop that combines formal gardens and woodland serenity.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Erving
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a beautiful stop on our trip to Charlotte. A 3 acre "backyard garden" beautifully designed and very natural . Lots of birds! We spent a lovely morning strolling and then headed down the street to the second garden. That one is less spectacular, but both offered inspiration for my green thumb. This is located in a beautiful residential... More

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We toured Wing Haven on Saturday while visiting friends in the area. It was a glorious day and the gardens were just beautiful with the spring flowers in bloom. The birds were singing and the chipmunks were scampering about. It was so peaceful there, I could have stayed all day.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Best to go when they have annual plant sale. Beautiful and tranquil place awaits you for meditation, walking around or to take pictures. The fact that it is nestled in Myers Park is also nice especially in the Spring.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

In need of a rest? Of an opportunity to reconnect with nature? Love flowers, trees, birds? This is the place for you. It's the most lovely and peaceful place I have been in Charlotte. They're only open on Fridays and Saturdays, so plan your visit carefully. You also might consider visiting in multiple seasons to watch the garden evolve. You... More

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