Just a few generations ago two extraordinary women named Elizabeth lived and gardened just down the street from one another.  Together, they made Ridgewood Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the most famous addresses in Southern garden history.

The property of Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson, Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, is a respite for birds and other wildlife and a welcoming place to discover the beauty and wonders of nature.

Ten houses down on the same side of the street, the property of internationally celebrated garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence, the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden, is a dynamic living laboratory featuring an amazing variety of plants with something in bloom every day of the year.

Together, these vibrant historic properties are known as Wing Haven, a unique destination that inspires passion for the natural world. 


Our gardens offer an escape from a busy, urban lifestyle.

Wednesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Become a part of the Wing Haven legacy through service.


Your support will help us maintain the gardens and expand our community reach.

Online Auction



Now is your chance to bid on one-of-a-kind Wing Haven-inspired paintings donated by local artists to benefit garden grounds and education programs! Simply follow the link HERE and register to view details on each painting including the artists inspiration and to start bidding on your favorites.

Bidding with this very special silent auction will continue through October 13 and conclude at 9 p.m. during the Farm to Table Dinner which is presented to the community by Title Sponsor Wells Fargo. Need not be present to win*.

Each painting is as unique as the artist who created it. The generous local artists who donated their talents include: Christina DowdySoL Gonzalez-FelicianoHolly GrahamLindsay H. JonesGreta HordTrudi NorrisMurray ParkerAlla A. Ostrovsky and Adele Yonchak. Student artists Miller Lowry and Leona Gonzalez-Feliciano also contributed.

View the 11 amazing original panels up close and in person through October 11 at B.D. JeffriesCapitol, and Anne Neilson Fine Art in the Morrison Shopping Center at the corner of Sharon Road and Colony Road (Charlotte). Read more...

*All sales for winning bids final. Need not be present to win. Winners responsible for all shipping and transport arrangements and cost. Proceeds benefit Wing Haven.



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Wing Haven is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council