About

Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Wing Haven provides a natural oasis for reflection and study of its two public gardens. Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary is rich in Southern horticulture and a habitat for birds and wildlife. The Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden is the site of a world-renowned garden writer’s living laboratory. Together, these historic properties welcome visitors of all ages to discover and learn. Wing Haven also offers more than 40 programs and special events each year.

Click on the image below to learn more about each property located at Wing Haven.

History of the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden

History of the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden

History of  Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary

History of  Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary

SEED Wildlife Garden - COMING SOON!

SEED Wildlife Garden - COMING SOON!

Vision Statement

To inspire passion for the natural world

Mission Statement

Cultivating sanctuary in nature, environmental stewardship, and the legacy of Southern horticulture


Staff:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Barrett Sloan Ranson
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR  Susan Little Evans
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR  Beth Gilbert
GARDENERS Danny Perez, Damou Sako
GARDEN MANAGER Ginny Barr
GARDEN CURATOR, ELIZABETH LAWRENCE HOUSE & GARDEN Andrea Sprott
CHILDREN’S & FAMILY EDUCATION COORDINATOR Jill Goodrich
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Lydia Skardon
WING HAVEN HOST Sally Brown
WEEKEND & AFTER-HOURS HOST Beverly Pearson
ACCOUNTANT Lorraine Piephoff


Board of Directors (2017/2018)

PRESIDENT - Camille F. Coers
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - Paige Waugh
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT- Bob Rossier
TREASURER - Shirley Kosmicki
SECRETARY - Susan D. Barrett
AUXILIARY PRESIDENT - Nancy Lowry
Doug Anderson
Frannie Browne
David Burton
John Cullum
Austin Harris
Katie James
Henry James, Jr.*
Larry Mellichamp
Charlie Morris
Andrew Nesbitt
Robert Shore
Mary Tunstall Staton
Don Stuart
Michelle Stowers
George Van Allen
Janet Voelker
Ellen Wade
Jamie Yearwood
*LIFETIME BOARD MEMBER

Wing Haven
Auxiliary Council

PRESIDENT - Nancy Lowry
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - Katie Coff
PAST PRESIDENT - Courtney Christensen
Lowell Combs
Beth Hagan
Sherry Hall
Dana Hearn
Ruth Mary Jones
Catherine Ruth Kelly
Debi Price
Noell Schepp
Mary Stokes
Ellen Wade
Cristina Warlick

Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden Advisory Council

Co-CHAIR - Courtney Christensen
Co-CHAIR - Susan Hitchcock
Frances Alexander
Staci Catron
Roy Dicks
Patti McGee
Elizabeth Way Rogers
Noell Schepp
Janet Voelker
Bobby J. Ward
Warren & Fran Way III
Lindie Wilson

 

 


Wing Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919.807.2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. For additional information, please see the State of the Haven annual report and our recent audited Financial Statement.