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Gardens within a Garden

An urban oasis, Wave Hill’s 28 acres sit high above the Hudson River with sweeping views and lots of open sky--an enchanting surprise for all the senses. Here nature is the springboard for workshops and walks, talks, contemporary art, live performances and more--there is always something to make, to learn or simply experience, each moment circling back to Wave Hill’s serene setting, inviting us to connect to nature in myriad ways.

Adult learning art workshop 2 credit Wave Hill

Art and photography workshops

Adult learning Woodworking Workshop 3 Tiered Plant Stand credit Joshua Bright

Botanical crafts and woodworking

Family Art Project mother and son

Family Art Project

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Exhibitions of contemporary art, indoors and out

Adult learning Guided Garden Walks credit Joshua Bright

Guided walks

Adult learning garden lectures and workshops

Garden lectures, demos and workshops

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Performing arts

Adult learning Birding credit Joshua Bright

Nature and birding

Adult learning Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill credit Joshua Bright

Wellness and cooking

Discover Wave Hill

Find out all there is to do at Wave Hill—from exploring the multiple gardens and woodlands within its 28 acres, to environmental programs, hands-on workshops, art exhibitions and cutting-edge performing arts presentations. Video by Rob Featherstone

Founding head gardener Marco Polo Stufano's first intention was for Wave Hill to be a beautiful respite for the people of the city. Now it's visited by people from all over the world.

Restore: The Healing Powers of Wave Hill

Visitors often comment on Wave Hill's restorative qualities. We hear from two friends of the garden who talk about coming to Wave Hill specifically to heal and rejuvenate. We also hear from a horticultural therapist, an outdoor meditation teacher and guide, and one of Wave Hill's own gardeners about the healing powers of this beautiful place. Video by Rob Featherstone

Paper flowers
The gardens at Wave Hill are like a jazz pianist's riff...always en route, done once, never quite the same.
Robert Dash Hortus Journal

Wave Hill's Gardens: Past, Present & Future

Founding Director of Horticulture, Marco Polo Stufano, and former Director, Louis Bauer, take a tour of the garden and discuss its history and future. Video by Rob Featherstone

Zoom Backgrounds

Knowing that images of the gardens are known to lift spirits all day long, we've curated a selection of Zoom backgrounds for your downloading pleasure.


Share Your Snaps!

Wave Hill is one of the most photo-rich places in New York City. Come visit and share with us @wavehill #wavehill

Wave Hill School Visit
Wave Hill School Visit
Tubular flower
Sunset singer
Green pathway
Squill close up