Children's & Family Programs

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

 

Camp Wing Haven Session III
Date: August 15 2016 - August 19 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden
Fee/Cost: $125
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: 8/10/2016 at  5:00 PM
Do you know how many feet of earthworms a Robin eats in a day? Ever wonder how to raise chickens? Need some inspiration for your own backyard garden? What is vermiculture? How long does it take a seed to germinate? Young naturalists can get these questions and MANY more answered during a fun-filled, hands-on, play in the dirt experience at Wing Haven Children’s Garden! Healthy snacks provided! Limited to 20 campers per session. Recommended for Ages: Rising 1st through Rising 5th grade. CAMPER QUESTIONNAIRE AND CONFIRMATION WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU UPON REGISTRATION.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: August 16 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 8/15/2016 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: September 20 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden (inclement weather: Foundation Office)
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 9/19/2016 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: October 18 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 10/17/2016 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Harvest at the Haven
Date: October 22 2016
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 10/19/2016 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. Recommended for children ages 10 and under and their families.
 
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Girl Scout Badge Day-Fall
Date: October 22 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 10/14/2016 at  5:00 PM
Come spend time individually or as a troop to satisfy the requirements of one of the following badges: Clover Petal & Award (D), Bugs (B), Painting (B), Senses (B), Animal Habitats (J), Flowers (J), Gardner (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. $15 per Scout. Questions contact Jill Goodrich jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Holiday Trees for Wildlife
Date: December 10 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Foundation Office
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 12/7/2016 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 and their families. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: December 20 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 12/19/2016 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: January 17 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 1/16/2017 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Great Backyard Bird Count
Date: February 17 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Clarkson & Lawrence Gardens
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. Free to all. Space is limited. Advance registration to jill@winghavengardens.org by 02/15/17 required.
 

Storytime & More
Date: February 21 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Birdhouse Building Contest
Date: March 1 2017 - April 3 2017
Location: Clarkson Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 4/3/2017 at  5:00 PM
Don’t miss out on the annual Wing Haven Birdhouse Building Contest to benefit Children’s & Family Programming. In addition to showcasing your creativity, the contest highlights the need for bird nesting sites. Houses built by registered participants will be on display during our Annual Spring Plant Sale and regular Spring operating hours through April 23rd; visitors will vote on their favorite houses and winners announced April 19th. Recommended for adults, children, Scouts, corporate groups, faith-based groups, everyone! $10 per entry. Finished birdhouses due by 04/03/17. Additional details emailed upon entry.
 
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Storytime & More
Date: March 21 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 3/20/2017 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Backyard Gardening Workshop
Date: March 25 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/24/2017 at  5:00 PM
Ever wonder, how does your garden grow? Join gardeners 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. Recommended for children of all ages and their families. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Girl Scout Badge Day-Spring
Date: April 1 2017
Time: 12:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 3/24/2017 at  5:00 PM
Come spend time individually or as a troop to satisfy the requirements of one of the following badges: Clover Petal & Award (D), Bugs (B), Painting (B), Senses (B), Animal Habitats (J), Flowers (J), Gardner (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. $15 per Scout. Questions contact Jill Goodrich at jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Naturalist Egg Hunt
Date: April 1 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 3/29/2017 at  5:00 PM
Hop on over for a special morning at Wing Haven where families will celebrate the Spring season in one of Charlotte's most beautiful outdoor locations. Children will make binoculars to help guide them through the gardens during a naturalist egg hunt, "spotting" songbirds and learning about each one along the way. In addition to the "hunt", seasonal crafts and activities will be spread throughout the garden for families to enjoy as well as light refreshments. Recommended for children ages 10 and under and their families. Space is limited, please register in advance.
 
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Birdhouse Building Contest Viewing Kick-Off
Date: April 5 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Clarkson Garden
Birdhouses built by registered participants will be on display throughout the garden during our Annual Spring Plant Sale and regular Spring operating hours through April 23rd. Visitors vote on their favorite houses and winners will be announced April 23rd. Ballots are $1 each and support Children's & Family programming.
 

Storytime & More
Date: April 18 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 4/17/2017 at  00:00 AM
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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Tea Time in the Garden
Date: April 30 2017
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Clarkson Garden
Registration Deadline: 4/21/2017 at  5:00 PM
Join us for Tea Time in the Garden, a special multi-generational high tea held in the Clarkson Garden. Enjoy traditional tea fare and pink lemonade as well as activities for children including a maypole. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy the garden, learn more about our garden creators, and celebrate Spring or Mother's Day in style. Individual sponsorship ($100/$250) available to support native and legacy plantings at Wing Haven and may be made in memory or in honor of someone special. Corporate sponsorship also available. Contact Development Director Susan Evans 704.331.0664 ext 108 for more information. $35 adults; $20 children ages 10 and under. This sells out quickly - make your plans early!

Tickets available to members by invitation and later online to public after April 1, 2017.

 

Storytime & More
Date: May 16 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Children's Garden
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: 5/15/2017 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. Children, chaperone your parent or guardian. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch and extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children under 10, but all are welcome! Member families are free, but need to register with email to jill@winghavengardens.org.
 
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Camp Wing Haven Session I
Date: June 19 2017 - June 23 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $125
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: 6/12/2017 at  5:00 PM
Do you know how many feet of earthworms a Robin eats in a day? Ever wonder what a bullfrog tadpole looks like? Need some inspiration for your own backyard garden? What is vermiculture? How long does it take a seed to germinate? Young naturalists can get these questions and MANY more answered during a fun-filled, hands-on, play in the dirt experience at Wing Haven Children’s Garden! Healthy snacks provided! Limited to 20 campers per session. Recommended for ages rising 1st through rising 5th grade.
 
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Camp Wing Haven Session II
Date: July 17 2017 - July 21 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $125
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: 7/10/2017 at  5:00 PM
Do you know how many feet of earthworms a Robin eats in a day? Ever wonder what a bullfrog tadpole looks like? Need some inspiration for your own backyard garden? What is vermiculture? How long does it take a seed to germinate? Young naturalists can get these questions and MANY more answered during a fun-filled, hands-on, play in the dirt experience at Wing Haven Children’s Garden! Healthy snacks provided! Limited to 20 campers per session. Recommended for ages rising 1st through rising 5th grade.
 
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Camp Wing Haven Session III
Date: August 14 2017 - August 18 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Children's Garden & Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $125
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: 8/7/2017 at  5:00 PM
Do you know how many feet of earthworms a Robin eats in a day? Ever wonder what a bullfrog tadpole looks like? Need some inspiration for your own backyard garden? What is vermiculture? How long does it take a seed to germinate? Young naturalists can get these questions and MANY more answered during a fun-filled, hands-on, play in the dirt experience at Wing Haven Children’s Garden! Healthy snacks provided! Limited to 20 campers per session. Recommended for ages rising 1st through rising 5th grade.
 
Member Non-Member