Events

Seasonal Programs

 

Member Guest Lunch - NEW
Date: September 17 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $0
Registration Deadline: 9/16/2015 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 events@winghavengardens.org along with your guest name. Use subject line Lunch September 17.
 

Member Only Open Day plus Family Fun- NEW
Date: September 20 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $0
Registration Deadline: 9/19/2015 at  5:00 PM
Members join us for an exclusive open day for you and your families on a Sunday afternoon. Stroll the gardens, bring a picnic or blanket and enjoy the fall colors of Wing Haven. Games and trivia available. Preregistration required. RSVP to events@winghavengardens.org with your name, phone, and number in your party. Use subject line Open Day September 20.
 

Biking and Beer
Date: September 26 2015
Time: 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $25
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $35
Registration Deadline: 9/25/2015 at  5:00 PM
Its that time of year again -- join Wing Haven for a biking tour from the gardens around Little Sugar Creek Greenway and through Myers Park. Casual bike routes will be offered based on varying degrees of difficulty. After cycling, enjoy a craft beer sampling from Sponsor Unknown Brewing and a few edibles in the garden nursery, and stroll with free admission throughout the gardens.
 
Member Non-Member

Fall Plant Sale
Date: October 7 2015 - October 10 2015
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. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Member's only day on Wednesday October 7. Renew your membership online or at the door.Open to the public October 8-10.
 

Harvest at the Haven
Date: October 17 2015
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 10/15/2015 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.$12/Member Family $15/Non-Member Family. Recommended for children ages 10 and under.
 
Member Non-Member

Holiday Festival Morning Session
Date: November 19 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Elizabeth Lawrence Garden, 348 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $20
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 11/18/2015 at  5:00 PM
Back by popular demand! Kick off the holiday season with plenty of inspiration from your friends at Wing Haven. Join us for holiday decorating tips and demonstrations from a professional designer including fun new ideas for your table and home. Coffee, tea and light fare will be provided and arrangements available for auction. Limited availability.
 
Member Non-Member

Holiday Festival Evening Session
Date: November 19 2015
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Elizabeth Lawrence Garden, 348 Ridgewood Avenue
Fee/Cost: $20
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 11/18/2015 at  5:00 PM
Kick off the holidays with plenty of inspiration from your friends at Wing Haven. Join us for holiday decorating tips and demonstrations from a professional designer including fun new ideas for your table and home. Wine and light snacks provided with beautiful arrangements available for auction. Limited availability.
 
Member Non-Member

Holiday Trees for Wildlife
Date: December 12 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Fee/Cost: $12
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: 12/9/2015 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. Space is limited, please register in advance. $12/Member Family, $15/ Non-Member Family.
 
Member Non-Member

Member Only Camellia Walk Day- NEW
Date: January 17 2016
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Fee/Cost: $0
Registration Deadline: 1/16/2016 at  5:00 PM
Come see our wide variety of winter blooming camellias on this special member only day. Learn more about this wonderful addition to the southern garden. Light refreshment provided. In case of severe weather, event will be rescheduled for January 24. Preregistration required. RSVP to events@winghavengardens.org with your name and phone number.Use subject line Camellia Day.
 

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.
 

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

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: 3/16/2016 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. 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 events@winghavengardens.org 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: 4/27/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join us for our second annual Tea Time, 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. Contact Development Director Susan Evans 704.331.0664 ext 108 for more information on sponsorship.

$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
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