A public garden & cultural center

Herb and Dry Gardens

Nestled in the foundations of a former greenhouse, these terraced gardens feature herbs and ornamental plants from warmer regions of the world. The stone walls retain the sun’s warmth and provide these connected gardens with a strong architectural continuity. Culinary and medicinal herbs from around the world reside in the Herb Garden with descriptive labels describing their useful qualities. In the Dry Garden, a selection of ornamental plants from drier climates are planted in artful combinations.

Highlights this Summer

Just a taste of what's blooming at Wave Hill

Egyptian Onion

Egyptian Onion (Allium cepa var. proliferum)

This unusual Allium is also known as the walking onion: the weight of the clustered bulbils will eventually bend the stem to the soil and putdown roots, forming another plant.