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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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Unique in the Southeast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
mczw
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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8 reviews 8 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
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
54 helpful votes 54 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
145 helpful votes 145 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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