Garden Hours

Wednesday- Saturday

10 am - 5 pm

 

Upcoming Events

Fall Plant Sale

Thursday, October 6th - Saturday, October 8th

(Wednesday, October 5th - Members' Only Day)

Shop our wide variety of unusual and Wing Haven legacy plants, trees, and shrubs. See Events page for additional details.

Check back soon for a complete plant list.

Arts in the Garden

Thursday, October 20th

6-8:30 pm

Enjoy live jazz and view local artists work throughout the garden with a portion of art sales to benefit Wing Haven and our programs. Title Sponsor RBC Wealth Management. Additional sponsors include Banshee Wines and The Assorted Table Wine Shoppe. For details and tickets, see Events page.

 


 

Two Gardens. One Experience.

A generation ago two extraordinary women named Elizabeth lived and gardened just down the street from one another on Ridgewood Avenue… Elizabeth Clarkson was not your garden variety gardener: This Elizabeth developed her formal garden as a habitat for songbirds—long before the horticultural concept of the garden as habitat existed.

Elizabeth Lawrence wrote the book on southern gardening: This Elizabeth, author of A Southern Garden, designed her garden as a plant laboratory in which she might grow some of everything that grows.

 

Elizabeth Clarkson photo Elizabeth Lawrence photo
   
Elizabeth Clarkson Elizabeth Lawrence

 

Together, Elizabeth Lawrence and Eddie and Elizabeth Clarkson made Ridgewood Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the most famous addresses in Southern garden history. What is most remarkable about this fact is that, relative to the great gardens of America, the Lawrence and Clarkson gardens were extremely modest in size, though fully expressing the intentions and obsessions of the gardeners who made them. (From No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence by Emily Herring Wilson)