Adult Programs

Our educational programs for adults cover a variety of gardening topics—formal landscape design, vegetable gardening, backyard birding, etc.—as well as art, photography and tai chi. Our programs may be intimate hands-on workshops or large lectures, depending on the topic. And our gardens are ever-present examples of attainable environmental stewardship, conservation and preservation.

 

Calling All Birders!
Date: January 27 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Wing Haven - Willow Oak Room
Fee/Cost: $20
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 1/26/2015 at  5:00 PM
Keep calm and go bird watching! Join Taylor Piephoff at Wing Haven for a presentation and talk, " A Year of Chasing Birds in Mecklenburg County." Taylor has been birding in and around Mecklenburg County for over 40 years. He has enjoyed writing a local birding column in the Charlotte Observer; Piedmont Birding. You can also follow his blog at piedmontbirding.blogspot.com.
 

Eat Well, Be Well with The Whole Tulip
Date: February 3 2015
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $30
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $35
Registration Deadline: 2/2/2015 at  5:00 PM
Love yourself a little bit more with the help of Charlotte's most talked about food and nutrition specialists from The Whole Tulip. Clean eating and holistic cleansing is top-notch fun and something we look forward to with every new season! Carolyn Hallet and Adri Warrick from The Whole Tulip will share real solutions for eating well.
"Adri and I are sisters, certified holistic health coaches, and co-founders of The Whole Tulip. As holistic health coaches, we address the whole person through a list of lifestyle and wellness issues."
 
Member Non-Member

Everyday Pruning III: Spring
Date: February 21 2015
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $35
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $45
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join Ben Fletcher and Andrea Sprott for a comprehensive lecture demonstration where you'll learn the art of seasonal everyday pruning. Space is limited!
 
Member Non-Member

Making the Most of Small Spaces
Date: March 7 2015
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/6/2015 at  5:00 PM
An urban-dwellers guide to fun container gardening. Come prepared to get your hands dirty. Learn what grows well in planters and how to care for them. The perfect way to decorate your outdoor space with the latest in green plants and add that POP of color.
 
Member Non-Member

Bloom Where You're Planted *Don't Fight Mother Nature*
Date: March 17 2015
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 3/16/2015 at  5:00 PM
New to Charlotte or the southeast? Not sure what to plant in your yard? Join us to learn all about plants best-suited to our climate and soil. Enhance your curb appeal or warm up the entire yard. Tips and best practices for creating a yard that will WOW the neighbors.
 
Member Non-Member

Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Date: March 21 2015
Time: 10:00-12:00pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/20/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join us to learn the principles of designing your own garden sanctuary. Gardens are intended to be a work in progress. Learn how to get started, providing the foundation for a beautiful garden. Tips on everything from trees, shrubs, to perennials and annuals. You will leave inspired and ready for the Spring planting season.
Presentation by: Katie Mullen
Classic Landscape: Tailored Horticulture
Creating Landscapes and Gardens with Proper Horticulture Practices
 
Member Non-Member

Cooking with Herbs II
Date: April 2 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 4/1/2015 at  5:00 PM
Cook your heart out with flavors from The Garden and taste the sensation of simplicity
meets delectable. Learn tips on how to make flavor dishes of all types with herbs as well as how to grow them. Come with an empty stomach and enjoy treats from us to you! This is one your don't want to miss. The staff at Wing Haven has been spoiled by these indescribable treats.

Demonstration: Jorie Andrews
Wing Haven's own Herb Volunteer & Cook Extraordinaire

 
Member Non-Member

Cooking with Herbs I
Date: April 2 2015
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 4/1/2015 at  5:00 PM
Cook your heart out with flavors from The Garden and taste the sensation of simplicity
meets delectable. Learn tips on how to make flavor dishes of all types with herbs as well as how to grow them. Come with an empty stomach and enjoy treats from us to you! This is one your don't want to miss. The staff at Wing Haven has been spoiled by these indescribable treats.

Demonstration: Jorie Andrews
Wing Haven's own Herb Volunteer & Cook Extraordinaire

Cook your heart out with flavors from The Garden and taste the sensation of simplicity meets delectable. Come with an empty stomach and enjoy treats from us to you!

 
Member Non-Member

Yoga & Well-Being
Date: May 19 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $20
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 5/18/2015 at  5:00 PM
Ellen Smith/Barret Butler

Yoga/Body/Sculpt

Barret C. Butler is a registered dietitian with her Masters in Public Healthy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 
Member Non-Member