A public garden & cultural center

Dedications & Tributes

The spectacular and serene gardens of Wave Hill provide a special opportunity to celebrate life’s milestones and special occasions, or memorialize or honor a friend or loved one. Make a meaningful dedication or tribute in this magical oasis while supporting our beautiful landscape and innovative programs.



Dedicate a Bench

It has been nearly 40 years since benches at Wave Hill have been made available to the public for dedication! A bronze plaque with an inscription of your dedication will be placed on your bench. Benches are available at the following locations:

Iconic Pergola Bench $10,000: Located next to Wave Hill’s iconic pergola, these wooden benches provide a magical place to take in the magnificent sunsets and stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades.

Kate French Terrace Bench $10,000: Situated on the picturesque Kate French Terrace adjacent to Wave Hill House, these benches provide an enjoyable place to appreciate the astonishing backdrop of the Herbert and Hyonja Woodland and views of the Hudson River. 

Aquatic Garden Bench $6,000: Under vine-covered pergolas, the Aquatic Garden benches are perfect for reflection in the beauty of this intimate garden.



Dedicate a Tree

Wave Hill’s magnificent trees define our landscape and are a meaningful way to honor or remember those we love. Tree dedications range from $10,000 to $25,000 and include Magnolia, Cherry and Katsura trees.Dedications are recognized on a 3" x 5" aluminum plant-label affixed to a stake and placed in front of the tree.

For more information about dedications, please contact Barbara Giordano, Director of Development, at 718.549.3200 x233 or barbarag@wavehill.org.




You can make a gift of any size in honor or in memory of a loved one. A notification will be sent to the honoree or, in cases of memorial gifts, to family or friends.

All tributes are fully tax deductible and eligible for a matching gift from your employer.

Make a Tribute Gift