Surrounded by a rustic cedar fence, this exuberant garden unfolds from month to month with inspired groupings of plants.
What's in Bloom
Nestled in the foundations of a former greenhouse, these terraced gardens feature herbs and ornamental plants from warmer regions of the world.
In the Herbert & Hyonja Abrons Woodland, a 1/2 mile trail ambles along the wooded slope below the formal lawns and gardens.
Our most recently planted garden area, this sunny plateau offers unencumbered views of the Hudson River.
Within the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, the Tropical House hosts ferns, bromeliads, rain forest cacti and other tender plants. The Cactus and Succulent House displays plump and spiny plants from arid regions of the world.
Taro, grasses and yuccas are at their peak in a garden that pays homage to a single group of plants, the monocots. The world of plants is primarily made up of two vast groups, monocots and dicots. Monocots, in most cases, have leaves with parallel veins and only one cotyledon (seed leaf) when the seeds begin to germinate. Composed of several families (such as amaryllis, lily, palm, grass and orchid), they include plants that humans have relied upon for food and shelter since before recorded history. But monocots are more than just useful. Poetry has been written about them, the visual arts have repeatedly depicted them, and people have brought them into their gardens ever since we could allow ourselves the luxury of beauty.
Trees are the cornerstone of Wave Hill’s landscape. They create a stable backdrop for the ever-changing gardens, frame views, offer food and shelter for wildlife and provide cooling shade for reposing visitors.
Named for its shape (like the motif in a Paisley pattern), the design of this whimsical garden changes every year, compliments of our talented gardeners.
Colorful seasonal containers and tender plants transform the pergola into a tropical oasis in the summer, enticing visitors to enjoy both the intricacies of the plant combinations as well as the sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.
This tree-lined walk offers sun-free strolling among ferns and other shade-loving plants.
Diminutive rock garden plants thrive in the Alpine House.
This dynamic hillside garden at the highest point at Wave Hill offers narrow paths to explore and spectacular river views.