A public garden & cultural center

Wild Garden

This dynamic hillside garden at the highest point at Wave Hill offers narrow paths to explore and spectacular river views. Select wild species from around the world combine to achieve a “planted-by-nature” effect. This garden was inspired by the informally planted English wild gardens as championed by William Robinson (1838-1935), an influential nineteenth-century author and garden designer.

Highlights this Fall

Just a taste of what's blooming at Wave Hill

Giant Reed

Giant Reed (Arundo donax)

Growing up to 15 feet in a single year, A. donax creates a bold statement in the Wild Garden. Cultivated for millennia, the giant reed is embedded in our cultural history, providing everything from building material and animal fodder to the reeds in woodwind instruments.