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by Monica Gray Mattioli (subscribe)
I'm a free lance travel writer home based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit my Instagram : Mokes On the Move.
Published October 15th 2022
House with Peephole

In 1925, Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson were completely and uniquely in love. Their creation of Wing Haven Garden attracted the attention of such luminaries as House and Garden Magazine along with a host of other such publications, as well as scientists, botanists and assorted dignitaries from around the globe. Icons in the realm of gardening and birding, their love story is unlike any other. Their living legacy, Wing Haven Garden, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Garden Arch
Garden Arch

Contemporary visitors continue to frequent and support Wing Haven, now a nonprofit entity. Experts and average bird aficionados from the Carolinas and over the world appreciate its serenity and verdant beauty.
Bright Green Path
Follow the Path

Serendipitously, once these two lovebirds found each other. Elizabeth gradually dreamed up her vision for a special garden- one that, in particular, would attract birds. She devised the design and Edward made it happen. Situated in the Myers Park neighborhood, Eddie used her plans and matched her vision.

Front Door
Welcome to Wing Haven Garden

Myers Park is in the heart of the city. Wing Haven is surrounded by private homes. Laden with beautiful flora and fauna, it blooms in a gorgeous urban setting.
Flowers by the house
Vibrant Garden

Elizabeth was born to be a nature devotee. Since childhood, she was enamoured of all creatures and cared for them outdoors and inside the home. She was blessed with a particular talent, knowing just what would heal or save any bird or creature in need of saving. In adulthood, much to the surprise of their visitors, critters might show up scurrying freely inside the house during their visits. In fact, a particular portal was created to facilitate the comings and goings of birds.

Walkway with Plaque
Statues and Plaques abound in the Garden

Then, as now, the storied home sits in its gorgeous city neighborhood (lucky neighbors) where the nonprofit continues to operate as a unique and respectful community member.
Lion Head Fountain
Lion Head Fountain

Rest and Reflect

Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary is located at 248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC.

Visit for hours of operation and ways to support.

Did you notice the peephole under the window of the home? That's where the birds fly in!
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