A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Cymbalaria muralis

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Visitors to Wave Hill are enchanted by Cymbalaria muralis. This little beauty can be found growing happily in very odd places. It loves rocky crevices and will make itself at…

In the Shop: Best Picks for Mother’s Day

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  One of the many delights of working at Wave Hill is the truly phenomenal, kind and thoughtful team of…

Plant of the Week: Lunaria annua

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Known by many names, including honesty, silver-dollar plant and moneywort, this European native is decorative in both spring and fall. Right now, it is topped by handsome, purple flowers and…

From The Shop−Jenah’s Notes: The Return to Real Toys

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  One of the great pleasures of spring is outdoor play. It is so lovely to watch children run across…

Plant of the Week: Watsonia humilis

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Named in honor of Sir William Watson, an eighteenth-century naturalist and doctor, this lovely flowering bulb is native to the southwestern Cape of South Africa. Watsonia humilis is one of…

Pallets Take 2: Accommodating Design Changes

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Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture.  In the last five years, her responsibilities have included the Tropical House…

Fruit and Foliage: An Interview with Caroline Larsen

Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. Caroline Larsen’s Fruit in Foliage series in Wave Hill House’s Tea Room at Wave Hill House, concurrent with the exhibition (Not So) Still Life on view…

The Tropical House—Starring the Jade Vine!

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Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture.  In the last five years, her responsibilities have included the Tropical House…

Plant of the Week: Euphorbia myrsinites

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. One of the unique aspects of Wave Hill is that some plants get to pick their own places to live. Not all of them of course—much thought and expertise goes…

Paisley Panoply

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. You really can’t miss the Paisley Bed, since it asks for your attention as you approach the Perkins Visitor Center. Its paisley shape is just small enough to offer the ideal spot for…