A Garden of Wonders
Friday, July 10
Be well and stay well this summer! Join our virtual DIY Wellness Wednesday workshops focusing on skincare, aromatherapy and the benefits of all-natural products through the month of July. Register for full series or sign up for individual workshops.
July 11 - July 17
Adult learners of all levels can explore programs inspired by the gardens, exhibitions and our magnificent location on the Hudson River. Engage with Wave Hill staff and visiting experts in a wide variety of programs throughout the year, from talks and walks to lectures and workshops.
Children & Families
Our nature and art programs for children and families inspire curiosity, persistence, creativity and resilience that sets the stage for lifelong learning. Festive special event weekends offer a range of activities for all ages based on seasonal themes.
Schools & Teachers
Rigorous and engaging on-site and off-site programs for school groups and professional learning opportunities for teachers provide nature-based programs with curricular connections to science, social studies and the arts.
Peonies by Mary Oliver
This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises,
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers
and they open — pools of lace, white and pink
and all day the black ants climb over them,
boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away
to their dark, underground cities —
and all day
under the shifty wind,
as in a dance to the great wedding,
the flowers bend their bright bodies,
and tip their fragrance to the air,
their red stems holding
all that dampness and recklessness
gladly and lightly