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.

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