A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Talinum paniculatum ‘Kingswood Gold’ (Jewels of Opar Cultivar)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Talinum panicualtum is a semi-succulent plant that is native to much of the Americas, including the southern part of the US. It is an annual, meaning that it will germinate,…

Picnic Area Renovations Underway

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Director Facilities and Capital Projects Frank Perrone reports on repairs to the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery. Over the next two months, our Facilities team will be working hand-in-hand with Arbitrio & Sons to make major repairs to the picnic…

Wave Hill Sends off its First North American Christopher Lloyd Scholar

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. With Wave Hill gardener Harnek Singh in the midst of a Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, and gardener Shane Pritchett recently returned from a week Garden in the Woods, home of the…

From the Artist’s Palette: Watercolors from the Garden

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Artist Wennie Huang frequently leads art workshops at Wave Hill. The August art workshop was Larger than Life: Watercolors from the Garden, a two-day session. We began with each participant selecting a site for their large scale, plein air painting…

Behind the Scenes in the Wood Shop and Palm House

Director Facilities and Capital Projects Frank Perrone and Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer collaborated this spring and summer on a restoration in the Palm House of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory.  Working constantly in and around the Palm House, Horticulture…

From the Field: Chanticleer Scholar Harnek Singh Checks in

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Awarded a Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, the first to be awarded to a Wave Hill gardener. Wave Hill horticulturist Harnek Singh has begun a two-week program he designed himself. Read a blog post about the award and the program…

Plant of the Week: Hosta plantaginea (August Lily)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The front entrance to the Flower Garden in late summer is graced by the huge, scented blooms of the August lily. Although not actually a lily—it is a species of…

A Fine Set of Pruning Accoutrements Prepped for Auction

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. This preview of auction items for Wave Hill’s Gardeners’ Party next month hasn’t got the scale of the first two posts, but what exquisite workmanship and eminent practicality bundled into one set!…

Plant of the Week: Hosta clausa (Hosta Species)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. This Korean species of hosta is very strange. The flowers resolutely refuse to open—explaining the clausa (closed) part of the botanical name. It is an odd mutation because insects and…

From The Shop: Back to School!

Assistant Manager Nubia Martin is an avid lover of nature and holistic healing who brings a sense of peace and balance to The Shop’s aesthetic. Whether you are preparing to send your little one to school for the first time,…