A public garden & cultural center

Groups and Tours

Wave Hill welcomes groups!
Guided Group Tours
Self-guided Group Visits
Experiential Visits offer something extra
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Wave Hill welcomes group visits and tours of our beautiful grounds year-round. Often called "one of the greatest living works of art," Wave Hill is a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the majestic Hudson River and Palisades, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

Through its renowned gardens and programs in horticulture, education and the arts, Wave Hill is dedicated to exploring human connections to the natural world. 

Guided Garden Tour

Reserve your tour of our vibrant, yet intimate, 28-acre site led by an experienced Garden Guide.  Primarily focused on seasonal highlights, this tour provides an overview of our extensive collection of rare and unusual plants, carefully cultivated into 13 designed garden areas, along with a general history of the property.  From the first, awe-inspiring view at the Great Lawn and Pergola Overlook, the ever-changing display of flowers, shrubs and trees will create lasting memories for your group.  View our seasonal garden highlights.  
Tour length: approximately one hour.
Pricing per person: $18/$14 senior  65+

Guided Gallery Tour

Join a Curatorial Fellow on an insightful tour of cutting-edge contemporary artwork in Glyndor Gallery and the Sunroom Project Space. Showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists in a unique ennvironment, exhibitions explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site. This tour always provides a compelling experience. 
Tour length: approximately one hour
Pricing per person: $18/$14 senior  65+

History and Architecture Tour

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill, a former country estate with a distinguished pedigree. A Wave Hill Garden Guide will provide a tour through our historic buildings and landscape. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Arturo Toscanini, and learn how the illustrious gardens have evolved over the years.
Tour length: approximately one hour
Pricing per person: $18/$14 senior 65+ 

The Gardens in Winter Tour (DEC−MAR)

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide and explore plants with intriguing winter characteristics, such as evergreen foliage, colorful bark, persistent fruit and unusual growth habits. Visit the Conservatory with its lush Tropical House, arid Cactus and Succulent House and fragrant Palm House. Include a satisfying lunch or hot cup of tea as you savor the peaceful splendor of Wave Hill in winter.
Tour length: approximately one hour

Pricing per person: $18/$14 senior 65+ 

Experiential Tour

These unique options allow for an in-depth visit for groups looking for a heightened level of engagement. Experiences are facilitated by key Wave Hill staff or visiting experts, and are scheduled around your calendar, so dates and times will vary.
Tour length: From one hour to one day!
Pricing: Call for details 

Self-Guided Tour

Wave Hill welcomes groups interested in a self-guided tour. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and buildings at your own pace. Maps and guides are available to help you discover the endless beauty that is Wave Hill. Organized groups must reserve in advance for a self-guided visit.
Pricing: Regular admisision fees apply