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The Gardens in the News
On the Road: Wing Haven
Aug. 2010 wbtv.com
Two Gardens, one experience. That's the motto and lifestyle at Wing Haven. This three acre garden is nestled in the heart of suburban Charlotte. » READ MORE & WATCH THE VIDEO
Beauty Takes Flight
Feb. 2009 Southern Living
if you happen to be a mealworm, 248 Ridgewood Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nowhere you want to be in springtime... » READ MORE
For the Birds
May 2004 Country Living by Monica Michael Willis
In a residential quarter of Charlotte, NC, Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary provides a three-acre oasis of calm for songbirds and the people they enchant... » READ MORE
Sanctuary's Special Tree
June 2000 The Charlotte Observer
Viewed from below, it spreads roof like, a canopy of green through which slivers of sunlight streak onto the brick patio. » READ MORE
Essence of Wing Haven is in Journals
July 1998 The Charlotte Observer
Something wonderful has been rescued from the musty obscurity of a bedroom drawer.
A Gentle Refuge
June 1990 Victoria Magazine
In 1926 when young Edwin Clarkson began to build a white-clapboard-and-brick house in the middle of Charlotte, he wrote his fiancé, Elizabeth, that there was a beautiful tree on the property...
June 1987 House & Garden
For over fifty years the remarkable garden created from bare North Carolina soil by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson has become a Mecca for birds and bird lovers alike. » READ MORE
Garden Has Grown into Bird Sanctuary
April 1985 The Charlotte Observer
by Nancy Brachey
The bird’s mournful sound wafted through the spring air...» READ MORE
Carolina Camera Visits Wing Haven
This is the story of a lovely Charlotte NC Couple who create a paradise within an Urban Community for their bird friends. A Place called Wing Haven.
Film “Wing Haven” Celebrates Sanctuary’s Enduring Love Story
February 1984 The Charlotte Observer
by Kays Gary
The voice of Dick Cavett narrates the love story — a color film just 12 minutes long...» READ MORE
Wing Haven: Where Dreams Fly Free
April 1981 The Charlotte Observer
by Lawrence Toppman
“Life, believe, is not a dream.” So says the worn flagstone, etched with the words of Charlotte Bronte at the edge of the creaking gate. But the gardens beyond give it the lie.... » READ MORE
Bird Flies First Class
February 1977 The Charlotte Observer
by Kays Gary
Anybody heading for Florida? There’s this robin, see, who needs a ride... » READ MORE
Wing Haven: A Place to See Things for the First Time
January 1977 The Charlotte Observer
by Ina Hughes
It’s hard to believe, I know, that more than 130 species of birds have found a home in one backyard in the heart of skateboarding, lawn mowing, condominium-growing southeast Charlotte.
Wing Haven Bird Sanctuary
September 1976 The Charlotte Observer
by Mary Estes
Wing Haven, Charlotte’s noted bird sanctuary and gardens, has been donated to the city...
Birds Think They Own a Garden
January 1970 The Charlotte Observer
by Elizabeth Lawrence
A new edition of Elizabeth Clarkson’s Birds of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County has been published... » READ MORE
She's Top in Ceramics
1950s The Charlotte Observer byDick Banks
British ceramic designer Dorothy Doughty, one of the most famous of our time, a woman who studies birds in woods... » READ MORE
Fogging Resumed: Clarkson May Act to Protect Birds
June 1953 The Charlotte Observer by Harry Golden, Jr.
Charlotte’s No. 1 bird lover may take legal steps to stop the City from fogging a Myers Park community with DDT... » READ MORE
Bird Disc Jockey’s Task is Tough One
March 1948 The Charlotte Observer
by Earl Heffner
“Look at the bird,” said the photographer. And for Dr. Arthur Allen, Ph.D., Cornell University, the request was a poser for the moment...
Trapped Baby Starling Rescued by Sergeants
May 1943 The Charlotte News
Hard-boiled Noncoms Turn Softies as Little Bird Struggles Vainly to Escape Concrete Prison....
Tommy The Bluebird’s Life Not Bed of Roses Despite His Many Comforts
January 1941 The Charlotte News
by Tom Fesperman
Clarkson Pet Becomes Famous. » READ MORE
"Tommy Bluebird" Clarkson
August 1940 The Chat
by Mrs. Edwin Clarkson
On April 25, 1940, Tommy celebrated his fourth birthday. The day after he was born, we took him and his brothers and sister in to raise. A little boy...
Happy Bluebird Brings Happiness
August 1937 The Charlotte News
by Dorothy Knox
Tommy Clarkson is a bluebird. The most spoiled, petted and beloved bluebird in the world...
Pages and Petals Unite Southern Gardeners
""You were very sweet, dear Ann, to take so much trouble with the outline. I went to work with the scissors and a box of pins and moved the paragraphs around as you suggested..." » READ MORE
Two Volunteers: Exploring the Papers of Elizbeth Lawrence
Preserving a Legacy
Beautiful at All Seasons
Open to Interpretation
by Elizabeth Clark
Lawrence Book Shouts ‘Read Me!’
Carrying on the Legacy of Elizabeth Lawrence February 2005 The Charlotte Observer
by Nancy Brachey
Tending a Legacy
by Susan Rivers
Lessons to Grow On
by Jacqueline Hériteau
The Warbler, Our Quarterly Newsletter
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