Children's & Family Programs

The garden offers many activities throughout the year for children and families.

 

Story Time
Date: September 15 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 9/14/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per non-member family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Guru Girls in the Garden (for 6th-8th grade girls)
Date: September 27 2015
Time: 8 Week Series - Sundays, 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wing Haven Gardens, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $180
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $230
Registration Deadline: 9/16/2015 at  5:00 PM
$20 discount already applied if registered by Sept. 1st, after which the price is $200/member and $250/non-member
Dates in the series are: 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

We are excited to welcome Margot Brinley, certified 200 RYT/Grounded Kids Yoga instructor & Licensed Clinical Social Worker to Wing Haven to facilitate the Guru Girls in the Garden Program.

The mission of Guru Girls is to teach girls how to tap into their inner Guru through a curriculum incorporating Mindfulness and Positive Psychology activities, and journaling all within the structure of a fun yoga program.

Participants will use yoga breathing, poses (individual, partner and group), and guided imagery to highlight the importance of the mind-body connection. “Lessons from the mat” are geared towards empowering the girls to make healthy life choices in the middle school years.

Set in various places throughout the gardens, participants will experience the beauty and peacefulness of Wing Haven. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors in the Willow Oak Room. Students will need to bring a yoga mat, water bottle and wear yoga appropriate clothing. For questions, please contact Margot.
 
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Harvest at the Haven
Date: October 17 2015
Time: 3 - 5 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 10/15/2015 at  5:00 PM
It’s Harvest time at the Haven! Have you ever built a Bird Feeder Scarecrow? Well, come on over to the Children’s Garden and learn how! We invite families to gather in the Children’s Garden for a take-home Pumpkin Craft, Spider Hunt, Spooky Scavenger Hunt, and more! Festive refreshments will be served.$12/Member Family $15/Non-Member Family. Recommended for children ages 10 and under.
 
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Girl Scout Badge Day Option 2
Date: October 17 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 10/14/2015 at  5:00 PM
Come spend time individually or as a troop to satisfy the requirements of one of the following badges: Painting (B), Flowers (J) and Gardner (J).

Trained facilitators will be available at specific times; leader or chaperone must attend with scouts. Recommended for all scouts, Brownies through Cadettes. Space is limited, please register in advance.

 
Non-Member

Girl Scout Badge Day Option 1
Date: October 17 2015
Time: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10.00
Registration Deadline: 10/14/2015 at  5:00 PM
Come spend time individually or as a troop to satisfy the requirements of one of the following badges: Clover Petal (D), Bugs (B), Senses (B), Animal Habitats (J), Scribe (J), Trees (C) – you pick! Materials and supplies will be on hand. Trained facilitators will be available at specific times; leader or chaperone must attend with scouts. Recommended for all scouts, Brownies through Cadettes. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Story Time
Date: October 20 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 10/19/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Story Time
Date: November 17 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 11/16/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Holiday Trees for Wildlife
Date: December 12 2015
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 12/9/2015 at  5:00 PM
Celebrate the season in true Clarkson tradition by creating edible ornaments for wildlife, crafting take-home ornaments with “treasures” found on a garden walk, and enjoying festive refreshments. Recommended for children ages 10 and under. Space is limited, please register in advance. $12/Member Family, $15/ Non-Member Family.
 
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Story Time
Date: December 15 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 12/14/2015 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Story Time
Date: January 19 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 1/18/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Great Backyard Bird Count
Date: February 12 2016
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $0.00
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $0.00
Registration Deadline: 2/11/2015 at  5:00 PM
Every bird counts! It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Quietly stroll through the gardens or find a spot to sit and watch, counting birds and recording what you observe, which helps scientists in their study of birds. Volunteers from Wing Haven Gardens, as well as the Mecklenburg Audubon Society will be on hand providing guided walks, sharing educational information, and enjoying the count alongside you or your group! Hot chocolate will be served. Recommended for children of all ages and their families. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 

Story Time
Date: February 16 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 2/15/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens.Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Backyard Gardening Workshop
Date: March 12 2016
Time: 10 - 11 am
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $10
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $12
Registration Deadline: 3/9/2015 at  5:00 PM
Ever wonder, how does your garden grow? Join a Master Gardener at Wing Haven’s Children’s Garden for a fun and educational class about backyard vegetable gardening. We will show you how to build your own garden beds, how to prepare the soil, and what to plant. Each child will have an opportunity to sow a seed and take it home. Space is limited, please register in advance. $10/Member Family, $12/ Non-Member Family. Recommended for children of all ages and their families.
 

Story Time
Date: March 15 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 3/14/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens.Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Naturalist Egg Hunt
Date: March 19 2016
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/16/2016 at  5:00 PM
Hop on over for a special morning at Wing Haven where we'll celebrate the happiness Easter brings in one of Charlotte's most beautiful spaces. The children will make binoculars to help them spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt, create seasonal crafts to take home, have an opportunity to learn about the wonderful backyard birds that call Wing Haven home and enjoy refreshments while romping in the garden. Space is limited, please register in advance. $12/Member Family, $15/Non-Member. Recommended for children ages 10 and under.
 
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Story Time
Date: April 19 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens.Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Story Time
Date: May 17 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 5/16/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens.Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Story Time
Date: June 21 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $0
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 6/20/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and take-home craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water our vegetable plants, dig for worms, explore our sensory and butterfly gardens, and enjoy the Wing Haven chickens.Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden! $10/per family. Recommended for children under 10. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
Member Non-Member

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