Visit the Gardens

Our gardens offer an escape from Charlotte’s busy, urban lifestyle. Nestled in the heart of the Myers Park neighborhood, between Selwyn Avenue and Westfield Road. We are open to the public for self-guided tours Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Private, group tours for adults and for children are also available Monday through Friday. Tour information and online booking provided below

Admission (Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

  • Free admission for members
  • $10 admission for adults
  • Ages 10 and under are free
  • Admission allows access to both Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, as well as The Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden
  • We offer a small children’s garden for hands-on exploration including spades for digging, rain barrel and watering cans for watering plants in the children’s garden, sensory and butterfly gardens, and live chickens.


We offer docent-led tours for both adults and children. Please scroll down for more information and to register for a tour.


Wing Haven’s parking lot is conveniently located between both gardens at our Foundation Office, 260 Ridgewood Avenue. In consideration of our neighbors, we encourage visitors to park in the parking lot. If spots are not available, please park on the side of the street closest to Wing Haven. Handicap parking is available in front of the Foundation Office at 260 Ridgewood Avenue.

Venue Rental

Plan your meeting or event at Wing Haven by visiting our Venue page.

All docent-led tour information:

Adult Tours

Discover the beauty of Wing Haven with a private, guided tour by one of our docents.  First visit Eddie and Elizabeth Clarkson's historic home, which was built in 1927, and has been preserved with its original design and décor.  Next, tour the gardens while hearing the Clarkson's stories and admiring their numerous statues, plaques, fountains and horticulture.  Convene with the birds and other wildlife in this suburban sanctuary.


  • Tours are available Monday through Friday, 9:30 am through 5:00 pm
  • Tours are about 3 hours in duration with the last tour beginning at 2:30 pm.
  • These tours are suggested for parties of 4 or larger.
  • Cost is $15/person, ages 11 and up. Please enter the total number of people in "quantity" below.
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Children's Tours

Discover the treasures of Wing Haven with an overview of the garden as a bird habitat, short story and Clarkson history,  private garden stroll, and pink lemonade! Children each bring home a bag of Wing Haven birdseed. All groups are invited to romp in the hands-on children's garden prior to or following the 90-minute tour experience (picnic lunches are permitted).


  • Offered to school groups, homeschoolers, scout groups, church groups, etc.
  • Ages preschool through 12th grade
  • Tours are available Monday through Friday, 9:30 am through 5:00 pm
  • Tours are 90 minutes in duration with the last tour beginning at 3:30 pm.  
  • All groups have the option to extend their visit beyond the tour to romp in the children’s garden to explore, picnic lunch.
  • The cost is $5/child; adult chaperones are free. Please enter the total number of children in "quantity" below.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Tour registrant may cancel within 48 hours of event by calling 704.331.0664 to receive a full refund.  Should Wing Haven need to cancel a tour due toinclement weather determined by garden staff and for the safety of our guests we will work with you to reschedule your tour or a full refund will be available.