A public garden & cultural center

Notable Trees

Trees are the cornerstone of Wave Hill’s landscape. They create a stable backdrop for the ever-changing gardens, frame views, offer food and shelter for wildlife and provide cooling shade for reposing visitors. Featured below are a select group of venerable trees from our living collection.

Highlights this Spring

Just a taste of what's blooming at Wave Hill

Bigleaf Magnolia

Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)

With leaves up to 3 feet long and flowers up to 12 inches across, this deciduous tree from the southeastern United States is a unique specimen in anycontext. At Wave Hill, the fragrance of these massive blossoms is enjoyed in early summer.