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
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
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Stefanie Myer
WING HAVEN HOST Sally Brown
WEEKEND & AFTER-HOURS HOST Beverly Pearson
ACCOUNTANT Lorraine Piephoff


Board of Directors

PRESIDENT - Paige Waugh
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - John Cullum
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT- Camille F. Coers
TREASURER - Shirley Kosmicki
SECRETARY - Susan D. Barrett
AUXILIARY PRESIDENT - Katie Coff
Nan Allison
Doug Anderson
Frannie Browne
David Burton
Courtney Christensen
Henry James, Jr.*
Katie H. James
Nancy Lowry
Amy Lovett
Larry Mellichamp
Charlie Morris
Andrew Nesbitt
Anne Oxrider
Robert Shore
Mary Tunstall Staton
Michelle Stowers
George Van Allen
Ellen Wade
*LIFETIME BOARD MEMBER

Auxiliary Council

PRESIDENT - Katie Coff
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - Beth Hagan
PAST PRESIDENT - Nancy Lowry
Courtney Christensen
Adele Gordon
Sherry Hall
Dana Hearn
Kelly Lojk
Debi Price
Bob Rossier
Noell Schepp
Mary Stokes
Meg Thomason

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.