Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
Ben Fletcher & Andrea Sprott
"The Gardens of Winghaven"
Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary has
been a special part of Charlotte since its creation by Elizabeth and
Edwin Clarkson in 1927. The gardens, enclosed on all sides by brick
walls, encompass almost three acres in the heart of Charlotte and
include lovely vistas, formal gardens, and woodland areas.
Throughout, the emphasis is on plantings for birds and other
wildlife—providing cover, nesting sites, food, and water. The
Clarksons gave the gardens to the Wing Haven Foundation in 1970,
and, since that time, its Board of Directors has been responsible
for maintaining this lovely spot in keeping with the Clarksons'
spirit and intent.
Elizabeth Lawrence was already a
recognized garden designer and writer when, in 1948, she moved from
Raleigh to Charlotte, NC, and began building the house and making a
garden just footsteps away from Wing Haven Gardens and Bird
Sanctuary. In 2008 the Wing Haven Foundation purchased the Elizabeth
Lawrence House and Garden. Together, the gardens are known as Wing
Join us for a special presentation,
focusing on the history of both gardens, as well as the current and
future plans for these two iconic gardens. The program will
demonstrate that while the gardens are proximal they are vastly
different and complimentary to one another.
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