A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

In The Shop: Happy Holidays!

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

I am enchanted with Wave Hill’s winter landscape—close at hand, the serenity of fresh snow contrasting with lusciously rich, berried boughs, and farther off, the breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Palisades framed by the bare branches of our magnificent trees.

This holiday season, I was once again delighted to take part in decorating historic Wave Hill House with handmade wreaths, garlands, planters and floral arrangements directly inspired by the garden. These included cuttings that the gardeners took from our beautiful Conifer Slope. This festive season you can take home decorative elements from Wave Hill, available for purchase at The Shop!

Enjoy a beautiful winter’s walk and wrap up your last-minute shopping at our elegant and serene boutique. All proceeds of sales support the gardens and programming, so your purchases are especially meaningful. To further relieve holiday shopping stress, here are my top picks for quick and easy, affordable gifts to have on hand for anyone on your list—expected or unexpected!

Sweet and warming choices! A jar of Wave Hill honey—a hyper-local, extremely limited and sought-after pot of ‘liquid gold—or a Wave Hill Mug, handmade in the USA and illustrated with a beautiful botanical line drawing of a Wave Hill plant specimen. Pair it with a pretty tin of organic tea or cocoa by Flying Bird Botanicals for the perfect way to gift warmth and cheer.

For the kids, a sweet bunny or reindeer artist’s pouch, crafted from reclaimed wool. It holds colored pencils and a sketchbook.

Charming little elf dolls and hand-crocheted Guatemalan kick bags bring colorful surprise to their stockings.

A seasonal cyclamen or amaryllis plant in a pretty birch pot—or a DIY terrarium kit—are perfect hostess gifts.

Fragrant, natural candles and soaps handmade in New York by Greentree candle and Grosbeak Gardens are a wonderful pampering gift.

Beautiful books are always great gifts. The New American Herbal, Stephen Orr’s new introduction to the full spectrum of herbal plants, is an indispensible addition to the library of every cook, crafter and gardener in your life!

Lastly, pick up a delightful Red Owl Workshop stamp set and make your own thoughtful holiday cards.

The Shop has a wide range of merchandise, with something for everyone this season. Our staff is always happy to welcome you and help you find the perfect gifts.

Season’s Greetings, and thanks for your support this year!

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