Explore these beautiful gardens and enjoy bird watching all in one place
Both the gardens and bird sanctuary are run by non-profit organizations and are located within a quiet neighborhood. When you visit, you will learn about Elizabeth Lawrence, the gardener, and writer who designed the outdoor gardens surrounding her home. Don’t forget to explore the brick paths and take time to reflect on things as you soak in the sights and sounds of the nearby bird sanctuary.
There is a children’s wildlife garden called the Student Environmental Education & Discovery (SEED). Here, kids of all ages can understand plant life and how to maintain a garden. You will also find a bird feeding station and observation platform where kids can get a closer look at the birds who have nested here. Seasonal events at the Wing Haven Gardens include birdhouse building contests, wine workshops, tea time, and more. The gardens are open for self-guided tours Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and again from 1 pm to 3 pm. Stop in to smell the roses if you’re in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.