THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT.
$125/Wing Haven member; $150/Wing Haven non-member
Space is limited to the first 30 reservations. Price includes transportation, snacks and lunch. Rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather.
Wing Haven will maintain a waitlist in the event the trip sells out. No refunds after Monday, September 9, unless we can fill spot from waitlist.
7:30 a.m. : Park Road Shopping Center, 4201 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC (Harris Teeter end close to the ATM kiosk); Coffee and muffins provided upon arrival.
8:00 a.m.: Board bus and depart for Montrose Garden
11:00 a.m.: Arrive at Montrose Garden
Montrose Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds include several 19th century buildings, a rock garden, scree garden, extensive woodland plantings, and large areas of sunny gardens with unique color and planting schemes. Unusual trees and trellises, fences, and arbors, designed and constructed by a local artist, enhance the gardens.
Join owner and host Nancy Goodwin who says, "Gardeners are optimists. We believe tomorrow or next week or next year will be better."
A selection of plants on the property are available for purchase at the end of the tour.
12:30 p.m. Depart for The Unique Plant
1:00 p.m. Arrive at The Unique Plant
The Unique Plant was founded in 1997 by Joann Currier on a beautiful four acre horse farm outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical garden that combines great design with plant diversity.
2:30 p.m. Depart for The Camellia Forest Nursery
3:00 p.m. Arrive at The Camellia Forest Nursery.
This true Chapel Hill institution's roots run 40 years deep and includes a fully operational Tea Garden in addition to numerous greenhouses and display gardens. This nursery specializes in camellias but also offers herbaceous perennials and a wide range of trees and shrubs of Asian origin.
4:00 p.m. Depart for Charlotte and enjoy fellowship, wine and nibbles on the bus
6:30 p.m. Arrive at Park Road Shopping Center