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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone Number: 704-331-0664
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A popular tourist stop that combines formal gardens and woodland serenity.

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Peaceful, quiet, serene. Who could have imagined this sanctuary could grow around bare dirt and 1 tree? The Clarksons in 1927 devoted their time and talents for many generations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As a gardener hobbyist, I love to see different gardens to maybe get some ideas. This garden is more of the plant, bush and tree variety than flowers. So from that point of view I was rather disappointed. The garden itself forms a beautiful canopy. We visited on June 20th and it was hot so we were pretty well protected... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Peaceful, quiet, serene. Who could have imagined this sanctuary could grow around bare dirt and 1 tree? The Clarksons in 1927 devoted their time and talents for many generations of animals and people to enjoy. God bless their unselfish efforts, and thanks to them.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our office did a retreat here and the gardens were great, however the meeting space was really cramped. We had around 35 and although they said they could accommodate that many it was really cramped and was the number one complaint on our employee survey. But again the gardens were great and good photo opportunities!

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STL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As others have said, Wing Haven is truly an unexpected urban oasis. The back story is one of a couple's love for each other and for nature. How they transformed the North Carolina red clay soil is nothing short of amazing. If you want to commune with nature and do some contemplative soul searching, or you want a romantic corner... More 

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Las Vegas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Spent the afternoon at Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary. What a lovely, peaceful, place to just enjoy what GOD has created. The history behind the house and couple who started the sanctuary is absolutely wonderful. Between all the flowers, trees, and birds you can't stop taking photos. Really enjoyed getting away from the inner city to catch our breath... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On one small street, two unique gardens which show the vision of their individual owners, one as a sanctuary for birds in a lovely garden, the other as the laboratory of a renowned horticulturist and garden writer. There is always something to see year round in these lovely historic gardens.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this garden is maintained by a foundation the couple started. I was lucky enough to be in Charlotte when the Clarksons were still alive and to see birds come to sit on her hand and coo at her. And I was able to take my daughter there as a child. This is a favorite! Garden and bird sanctuary.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful place to take a walk and explore nature. Loved all the greenery, flowers and birds. So beautiful!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Address: Address: 248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone Number: 704-331-0664
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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