Spring & Summer in the Children's Garden


As long as nothing is accomplished, children love to join in whatever is being done—especially out of doors.  They love to clip anything that doesn’t need clipping, to rake up leaves and then scatter them and above all they love to water.  But they are wary of having their efforts directed to any good purpose.

Elizabeth Lawrence 


All youngsters are invited to join us in the Children’s Garden this spring! 


At Wing Haven we always use literature as a starting point to explore the garden and its critters.  Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we explore the frog pond and plant vegetables and flowers.  Along the way we may even improve the garden as wildlife habitat and make it prettier for all to enjoy!

Please register in advance for our programs!




Terrarium Time


Monday, March 24, 3:30-4:30pm

Ages 4 and up

Cost: $15


Did you know that a terrarium is a self-contained ecosystem? Come and build a terrarium with plants from Wing Haven and learn about this special kind of garden.





Birding 101 with Taylor Piephoff


Monday, April 28, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child


The birds are busy at Wing Haven, come and find out what they are up to!  Taylor Piephoff, writer on birds for the Charlotte Observer and specialist on local birds and birding will share tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound.  Then we’ll take a walk through the garden to observe our feathered friends!




Spring Is Sprouting!


Monday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm

Free to families with garden admission


It is time to plant vegetables in the Children’s Garden.  Come dig in the dirt and have some garden fun with us!  We will enjoy a glass of lemonade and send you home with a mix of seeds for your own garden. 



What’s The Buzz?


Monday, May 19, 3:30-4:30pm

Ages 4 and up

Cost: $15


Bees have an important job in the garden.   Come and learn more about bee behavior and how we can help these special pollinators.  We will read a story, plant a flower and enjoy a sweet treat!  





Camp Wing Haven


June 16–20, 9:30–12:00

Rising 1st and 2nd  graders, $100 / child


Explore the wonders of Wing Haven through stories, exploration, and hands-on activities.  Campers will experience the garden and its critters, get our hands dirty in the soil, and plant vegetables and flowers in the children’s garden.


Junior Wing Haven Gardener Camp


June 23-26, 10:00-2:00
Rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, $125 / child


Campers will enjoy being outdoors, experiencing nature, science, and caring for the environment.  Wing Haven and Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners will lead campers in hands-on activities that teach gardening skills, birding, and developing a garden as a wildlife habitat. 



Watercolor in Wing Haven

Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, July 8
Come one day or both days, $20 per day

Ages 8 & up