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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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This is one of my favorite gardens in Charlotte. My favorite time of year to go is in April and May. The temperature is very nice at this time of year and the camillias are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Charlotte, NC
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite gardens in Charlotte. My favorite time of year to go is in April and May. The temperature is very nice at this time of year and the camillias are in bloom. We go for a date day during their plant sale week usually on a Sat.. This happens in April and you need to... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This a nice place just to relax and enjoy the chirping of the birds and nice gardens. Great history on how it came to be, and how this couple built this garden piece by piece by giving each other gifts each holiday or celebration they had with plants, flowers and even pieces of bricks and stones.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

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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