Davidson Village Inn


Spend a Day at the Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary

Reconnect with nature at 2 of Myers Park’s historic properties: Wing Haven Gardens and the Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden.  Located on Ridgewood Avenue, these properties are a respite for birds and other wildlife and a welcoming place to discover the beauty and wonders of nature. Their mission is to inspire a passion for the natural world. Take an afternoon and spend the day at Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary.

Plan your visit!

In addition to Wing Haven Gardens, Charlotte and Davidson both have a lot to see. To discover all there is to do in the area, request your Davidson, NC Vacation Guide. Furthermore, the guide free and covers many local area restaurants you’ll want to try, places you’ll want to visit and all the outdoor activities in the area.

On your stroll through the gardens at Wing Haven, you’ll see birdbaths and fountains, a variety of plants, and lots and lots of bricks.  350,000 bricks to be exact! It took many, many years to acquire that many bricks to line the walls and paths but it is a sight to see for sure! You’ll feel at peace in Elizabeth’s garden. It is a much-needed space to escape the everyday hustle and bustle.

Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden

Listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic places, the Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden is a must-see place to visit. The home is named for Elizabeth Lawrence who is an internationally known garden writer.  The house is a living laboratory which houses a variety of plant life. There is something in bloom every day and during every season. The paths at the house have been restored and signage has been placed in the garden. You’ll also want to see the beautiful pool and entry gate. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Gardens are located within walking distance of Wing Haven at just 10 doors down.

If you are looking to visit these historic properties, they offer self-guided tours from Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and ages 10 and under are admitted free. Kids will love playing in the children’s garden. The area offers places to dig, explore, and water the plants in addition to the roaming chickens and flying butterflies.

Upcoming events happening at Wing Haven Gardens!

The spring season in Charlotte brings on many fun events to keep your eye out for at Wing Haven. All members of the family will enjoy Storytime, Backyard Gardening Workshops, the Spring Plant Sale, Tea Time in the Garden, and the Gardener’s Garden Tour. Yogis will also love their yoga classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. What better time to experience Wing Haven than at camp.  Camp Wing Haven is offered to rising 1st graders to rising 5th graders. This hands-on camp is ideal for your little nature enthusiast.

Being a member at Wing Haven has its benefits. In addition to invitations to special events including the Patron’s Garden Party in April, you will receive unlimited admissions, and receive special discounts on programs.

Look no further than a stay at our beautiful Inn on your getaway to Davidson!

The Davidson Village Inn is a bed and breakfast home to 18 rooms in Davidson, North Carolina. We are within walking distance of all the restaurants and shopping of the Main Street in downtown. The Inn is also located across the street from Davidson College. Since we run specials throughout the year, we ensure you make the most out of your stay. In addition to a relaxing place to rest, we’ll even treat you to breakfast the next morning. Come and experience a stay with us in Davidson. Most of all, we look forward to your time away in North Carolina.