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The Gardens

Intimacy of scale and carefully cultivated serendipity

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Pergola

Framing the views of the Hudson River and the Palisades beyond, the Pergola is surrounded by colorful plantings during the warmer months.

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Renowned Garden Destination

Wave Hill's 28 acres of gardens and woodland are acclaimed for plantsmanship, aesthetic sensibility and the human experience of nature.

Flower Garden

This exuberant garden unfolds from season to season with inspired combinations of perennials, annuals bulbs and shrubs.

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Herb and Dry Gardens

Herbs and ornamental plants find shelter in these terraced gardens.

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T. H. Everett Alpine House

Plants from mountainous regions thrive indoors and in the handmade troughs on the terrace.

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"Visitors to Wave Hill first see a beautiful garden, then, layer by layer, begin to understand the complexity." — Ken Druse, garden writer and photographer

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Wild Garden

This hillside garden offers narrow paths to explore and dramatic views of the Hudson River.

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Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory

Centrally positioned in the landscape, the Conservatory invites visitors to savor each carefully selected specimen.

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Paisley Bed

The Paisley Bed is an example of seasonal bedding—that is, a decorative planting scheme intended to last only a few months.

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Conifer Slope

The cone-bearing trees in this fine collection were selected for their attractive habits and interesting foliage.

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Herbert & Hyonja Abrons Woodland

A wooded wilderness in the Bronx

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Aquatic & Monocot Gardens

A formal setting provides the framework for a display of monocots and a shallow pool

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Seasonal Highlights

"The different areas of the garden, each an original composition in its own right, have become emblems of American gardening, yet all are undergoing continual redevelopment." — Tom Christopher

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Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory

Originally built in the early 1900s and restored in the 1980s, the Conservatory is divided into three sections, the Palm House, the Cactus and Succulent House and the Tropical House.

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Shrub Borders in front of Glyndor Gallery

A variety of evergreen shrubs and other semi-hardy plants thrive in these sheltered beds.

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Conifer Slope

These cone-bearing trees were selected for their attractive habits and interesting foliage.

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Guided garden walks, an intimate look at our living collection, happen year-round

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Spring Garden Walks at Wave Hill credit Joshua Bright
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