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. The SEED Wildlife & Children’s Gardens provide hands-on exploratory learning and a natural habitat for local wildlife. Together, these three gardens 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 garden of Wing Haven.

Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden

Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary

SEED Wildlife Garden & Children’s Garden

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
HEAD GARDENER, WING HAVEN GARDEN & BIRD SANCTUARY Reavis Thornton
GARDENERS Danny Perez, Damou Sako
GARDEN CURATOR, ELIZABETH LAWRENCE HOUSE & GARDEN Andrea Sprott
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & OUTREACH Jill Goodrich
EDUCATION COORDINATOR Erin Welty
MARKETING & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Stefanie Myer
WING HAVEN HOST Sally Brown
WEEKEND & AFTER-HOURS HOST Beverly Pearson
ACCOUNTANT Lorraine Piephoff


2019-2020 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT - Paige Waugh
PRESIDENT ELECT - Susan D. Barrett
TREASURER - John Cullum
SECRETARY - Lydia Skardon
AUXILIARY PRESIDENT - Beth Hagan
Frances Alexander
Nan Allison
Frannie Browne
Henry James, Jr.*
Shirley Kosmicki
Amy Lovett
Nancy Lowry
Charlie Morris
Anne Buck Oxrider
Debbie Schmitz
Robert Shore
Mary Tunstall Staton
Michelle Stowers
Kelly Thomas
Ellen Wade
Kimberly Wilson
*LIFETIME BOARD MEMBER

Auxiliary Council

PRESIDENT - Beth Hagan
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - Kelly Lojk
PAST PRESIDENT - Katie Coff
Ellen Archer
Debbie Blystone
Adele Gordon
Linda Hall
Sherry Hall
Dana Hearn
Cathy Hunter
Nancy Lowry
Debi Price
Bob Rossier
Noell Schepp
Mary Stokes

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 extent permitted by 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 Wing Haven's State of the Haven annual report, recent audited Financial Statement and Form 990.