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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

In the affluent Myers Park neighborhood, about one mile south of Uptown, this three-acre combination of woodland and formal gardens was opened in 1970 as a haven for birds. Hemmed in by tall brick walls, the gardens themselves were originally planted in 1927 by a married couple of bird-lovers who used to live on the property.

Highlights of this graceful outdoor attraction include an English sundial dating from 1705 and the largest chastetree in the United States; this common Southern variety of ornamental tree blooms with big, fluffy blue or white flowers in summer. The gardens have been planted according to a year-round schedule, so there’s always something here to see.

Keep an eye out for rabbits in the spring, and on hot, muggy summer days, consider bringing mosquito repellent.

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248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte , North Carolina , 28209

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