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Wave hill Alpine House Open House credit Wave Hill md
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Alpine House Open House

2 sessions
Alpine House

What is a trough made of? Why are the plants so small? Drop-by the Alpine House to chat with our experts about gardening with these pint-sized plants.

The route to the Alpine House follows a mixed-material pathway with varying elevations, and the Alpine House itself is not wheelchair-accessible. Access to the Alpine House requires using stairs with no railings.

  • Jess Brey

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    Jess Brey

    Jess Brey is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. She leads seasonal walks, develops programs and writes, and provides images for, the monthly “In the Garden Now” email—and journal entries at—highlighting the garden’s unique collection, design and history. Jess has an MPS in Horticulture specializing in Public Garden Leadership from Cornell University.

  • Laurel Rimmer

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    Laurel Rimmer

    Laurel Rimmer is the Director of Public Programs at Wave Hill, overseeing adult programs and garden interpretation. She holds a BA in Art History from Duke University and earned her MLA in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Laurel discovered her love for horticulture while working at public and private gardens from Delaware to Hawaii as she was earning her degrees. During her 20+ years tenure at Wave Hill, she has developed programs and interpretive material that have encouraged countless visitors to explore the intimate gardens and natural and cultural history of Wave Hill. She lives with her family and assorted pets in Cold Spring, NY, where she indulges her passion for plants in her own personal garden and occasionally works with private clients on small-scale garden design projects.

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