Children's & Family Programs

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

 

Great Backyard Bird Count
Date: February 12 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 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. Advance registration required. RSVP to jill@winghavengardens.org with your name, phone number and the number in your party.Use subject line GBBC.
 

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: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $10
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $12
Registration Deadline: 3/9/2016 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.
 
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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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Girl Scout Badge Day - Spring
Date: March 19 2016
Time: 12:30-5:00pm
Location: Children's Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/15/2016 at  5:00 PM
Come spend time individually or as a troop to satisfy all the requirements of one of the following badges (times indicate when the workshop takes place and scouts are welcome to explore Wing Haven before and after, during the Badge Day hours, 12:30-5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch or just plan to take in a scavenger hunt, bird watch or all of the above!):

Animal Habitats (J), 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Clover Award / Petal (D), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Painting (B), 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Senses (B), 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bugs (B), 2,15pm - 4:15pm
Flowers (J), 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Gardner (J), 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Scribe (J), 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Trees (C), 2:45pm - 4:45pm

All materials, supplies and badge or patch provided. Trained facilitators will lead each badge workshop; at least one leader or chaperone must attend with scouts.

For questions, please contact jill@winghavengardens.org.

 
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Naturalist Egg Hunt
Date: March 19 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/18/2016 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. Special thanks to Suarez Bakery. 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.
 
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