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Horticultural Lecture–Marco Polo Stufano: Looking Back–Wave Hill at 50


New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan

This lecture is sold out.  Tickets are still available for the remaining lectures in February and March.

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. When founding Director of Horticulture Marco Polo Stufano arrived at Wave Hill in 1967, not long after the property was donated to the City of New York, he found the property in a “sorry state”—with old greenhouses in ruins and paths eroded—and sorely in need of rethinking. The spectacular site and its potential proved so seductive that he devoted 34 years to it.  

This illustrated talk, the first of Wave Hill’s three 2015 Horticultural Lectures, offers a rare opportunity to hear him trace the evolution of the garden. Stufano retired from Wave Hill in 2001, though his presence is still deeply felt here and in other green spaces across New York City and beyond. The second in this series takes place February 18.

Series: $60/48 Wave Hill Member, Student. Individual lectures:$25/$20 Wave Hill Member, Student. Reservations recommended, online, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x216. Sponsor and series tickets on sale starting November 12; individual tickets on sale starting December 10.

Pictured above: Marcoo Polo Stufano, credit Allen Rokach, courtesy of the Massachuetts Horticultural Society.

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