A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

In The Shop: Father’s Day!

Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer. 

Celebrate the loving strength of Dad this weekend with a gift that says summer!

For the Avid Gardener

Burgon & Ball stainless steel gardening tools endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society are available in adult and children’s sizes—pick up both and the kids can spend a beautiful day digging in the dirt with Dad! (Note the bright-red handles of the original Felco No. 2 pruner, the bypass pruner of choice for Wave Hill’s own horticulturists.) Haws watering cans are a professional, stylish, practical choice for keeping plants watered in the summer heat.

A solar-powered firefly lantern is a charming way to illuminate Dad’s path home from the garden with a glimmering light. Hudson Valley Seed Library organically grown seeds are a sweet, affordable, pocket money gift from the kids, and are beautifully packaged in gift-able contemporary art packs!

For the Apartment-dwelling Nature Lover

Lots to choose from: A colorful succulent terrarium to decorate office or home, an unusual Tillandsia Air plant—we have wonderful specimens hanging in the Shop, as shown in this recent photo by photographer Joshua Bright. These fascinating plants grow in air as opposed to soil, providing many creative display options. Deliciously indulgent natural body products are always a treat: Saipua’s soaps are an all-natural indulgence and beautifully packaged; choose from wonderful herbal fragrances, such as Clary Sage with Patchouli & Dill, Vetiver with French Green Clay and Basil with Lime Oil.

For the Gadget Guru

A Sprout watch made from and sustainable materials—organic cotton, natural cork, bamboo and biodegradable corn resin and mercury-free battery—is a stylish and eco-friendly gift! Leaf-shaped cable ties and sprout-shaped bookmarks are perfect little gifts for the Dad who likes to have an organized desktop. Vegan-leather iPad Mini cases made from recycled plastic bottles and sustainably harvested cork laptop cases are stylish, seasonal accessories.

For the Gourmet

American Stone Craft turns farm gathered fieldstone into beautiful, one-of-a-kind food slabs ideal for serving cheese, appetizers and sushi. Each comes gift-boxed with details about the small local farm where the fieldstone is gathered—and which is supported by sales of the slabs. A delicious box of Big Picture Farm’s award-winning, farmstead goat milk caramels will delight dads with a sweet tooth! They are available in classic Seasalt & Bourbon Vanilla, Cocoa Latte & Chai. A hand-turned wooden bowl is a beautiful and useful gift. We have a limited edition of bowls hand-turned from Wave Hill’s own, precious wood. We love our trees and when we have to fell one we are so happy to have the wood crafted into a piece of beauty that will endure! Finally, for the dad who loves picnicking we have a range of wine and picnic baskets perfect for alfresco feasts! Fishs Eddy’s set of Italian wine glasses and a carafe with a charming botanical print makes the perfect accompaniment. Picnic-ware is a great gift ahead of our annual Members picnic!

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Summer!



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