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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209
704-331-0664
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Ranked #15 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: A popular tourist stop that combines formal gardens and woodland serenity.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A popular tourist stop that combines formal gardens and woodland serenity.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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16 reviews 16 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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