Seasonal Programs


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 with your name, phone number and the number in your party.Use subject line GBBC.

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.
Member Non-Member

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

Member Non-Member

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.
Member Non-Member

Spring Plant Sale
Date: April 6 2016 - April 9 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Nursery, 248 Ridgewood Avenue
Shop our wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs assisted by our expert garden volunteers. Free programming available daily at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Member's only day on Wednesday April 6. Renew your membership online or at the door.Open to the public April 7-9.

Member Guest Lunch - NEW
Date: April 21 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $0
Registration Deadline: 4/20/2016 at  5:00 PM
Members only enjoy a private open day in the garden with a non-member guest. BYO lunch or pick up a box lunch from your favorite neighborhood spot. Advance registration required. Casual seating available. RSVP with your name and phone number to along with your guest name. Use subject line Lunch April 21.

Tea Time in the Garden
Date: May 1 2016
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Adult: $35
Registration Deadline: 4/29/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join us for our second annual Tea Time, a special multi-generational high tea held in the Clarkson Garden and presented by Title Sponsor RBC Wealth Management. 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. Contact Development Director Susan Evans 704.331.0664 ext 108 for more information on sponsorship. Other sponsors include Suarez Bakery.

$35 adults; $20 children ages 10 and under

Adult Child under 10

Gardeners' Garden Tour
Date: May 7 2016 - May 8 2016
Location: Wing Haven Gardens and Various Locations
Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 5/6/2016 at  5:00 PM
The Wing Haven Foundation invites you to save the date for our 21st year of the Gardeners' Garden Tour! Each tour features private gardens in the area as well as Wing Haven. Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Tickets $30 in advance through Friday May 6; $35 the day of the event.

Advance Tickets