Events

Seasonal Programs

 

Fall Plant Sale
Date: October 5 2016 - October 8 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Nursery
Shop our wide variety of unusual and Wing Haven legacy plants, trees and shrubs assisted by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. We will help you select plants for the season that are sure to WOW! All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Member's only day on Wednesday October 5. Renew your membership online or at the door. Open to the public October 6-8.
 

From Charlotte to Charlottesville A Shared Legacy Tour: Three of the South’s Greatest Gardeners
Date: October 17 2016 - October 19 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: starting at 348 Ridgewood Avenue
Registration Deadline: 10/16/2016 at  5:00 PM
Join us for a fresh look at Elizabeth Lawrence, Thomas Jefferson and J.C. Raulston, and their extraordinary contributions to the world of Southern horticulture. Even those already familiar with these gardening greats will gain new appreciation of their shared legacy. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see - from the intimate perspective of the gardens’ curators - the grounds that grew their success.


We are thrilled to be able to offer an inspiring 3-day/2-night trip of in-depth behind-the-scenes tours of amazing gardens, plus fine dining and plenty of shopping! Includes:2 night stay at the Omni in Charlottesville, chartered bus transportation, breakfast, lunch, and one-night’s dinner. Cost: $925 single occupancy, $825 double occupancy. Limited to first 25 reservations.


Day 1: We'll kick things off in Charlotte at the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden, where you'll spend the morning in conversation with Garden Curator Andrea Sprott. See the world of Elizabeth Lawrence and her research - an incredible database that informed her award-winning writing. Board a chartered bus to Charlottesville; dinner at the historic Ivy Inn.


Day 2: Spend the day enjoying the rich history and beautiful fall colors of the Shenandoah Valley as we learn about Thomas Jefferson's Monticello with Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett.


Day 3: Board the bus for J.C. Raulston Arboretum, where we'll enjoy a lively tour with Director Mark Weathington. Added Bonus: Guided tour of Montrose in Hillsborough, NC, by the property's owner and garden writer, Nancy Goodwin, who also co-edited Elizabeth Lawrence's last manuscript, "A Rock Garden in the South".

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Arts in the Garden
Date: October 20 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Clarkson Garden
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 10/18/2016 at  5:00 PM
Enjoy live jazz music and view local artist's work throughout the garden with a portion of art sales to benefit Wing Haven and our programs. Price includes one drink ticket. Other refreshments and light bites included. Additional beverages available for purchase. Limited tickets-register early. Title Sponsor RBC Wealth Management. Partners: Banshee Wines, Assorted Table Wine Shoppe. (Plans in place for rain or shine) Adults 21 and over.
 
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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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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. Special thanks to Suarez Bakery.
 
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Oyster Roast
Date: November 10 2016
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Nursery
Fee/Cost: $50
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $65
Registration Deadline: 11/3/2016 at  5:00 PM
Relax with us this autumn at an Oyster Roast in the casual surrounds of the Wing Haven Nursery. Enjoy a low country oyster roast, corn chowder and other nibbles catered by Reid's Fine Foods with local brews and beverages. Live music. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Brought to you by Title Sponsor RBC Wealth Management and Reid's Fine Foods. Adults 21 and over.
 
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Holiday Festival: Arranging With In Bloom
Date: November 17 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: In Bloom, 1420 S. Mint Street, Ste N
Fee/Cost: $15
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 11/16/2016 at  5:00 PM
Kick off the holidays with plenty of inspiration. Wing Haven invites you to a workshop offering holiday decorating tips and demonstrations from Jay Lugibihl of In Bloom. Learn fun new ideas for any occasion. Refreshments and box lunch provided and arrangements available for purchase. Limited availability.
 
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Candlelight Holiday Party
Date: December 7 2016
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Clarkson Home
Wing Haven's traditional holiday celebration at the Clarkson home for Sponsor ($500) level members and above.
 

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. Special thanks to Suarez Bakery.
 
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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.
 

Legacy Evening
Date: February 23 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden
Wing Haven's annual event in recognition of Benefactor ($1,000) level members and above.
 

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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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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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. Special thanks to Suarez Bakery.
 
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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.
 
Non-Member

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.
 

Spring Plant Sale
Date: April 5 2017 - April 8 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Wing Haven Nursery
Shop our wide variety of unusual and Wing Haven legacy plants, trees and shrubs assisted by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. We will help you select plants for the season that are sure to WOW! All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Member's only day on Wednesday April 5. Renew your membership online or at the door. Open to the public April 6-8.
 

Patron's Garden Party
Date: April 23 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Clarkson Garden
Wing Haven's annual party in the gardens for Patron ($250) level members and above.
 

Tea Time in the Garden
Date: April 30 2017
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Clarkson Garden
Adult: $35
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! Sponsors: Whole Foods Market, Suarez Bakery.
 
Adult Child under 10

23rd Annual Gardeners' Garden Tour
Date: May 13 2017 - May 14 2017
Time: see below
Location: Various Locations & Wing Haven
Fee/Cost: $30
Non-Member Fee/Cost: $30
Registration Deadline: 5/12/2017 at  5:00 PM
Purchase your advance tickets for our 23rd year of the Gardeners' Garden Tour. The tour features private, inspiring gardens as well as open visitation both days and live music on Saturday at Wing Haven. Garden Tour Hours: Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Tickets $30 in advance; $35 the day of the event. Ticket price includes both days.
 
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