Welcome to the Wave Hill blog! We hope you visit here – and come to our gardens! – often.
A serene oasis overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center. Enjoy year-round programs in horticulture, education and the arts, including our popular Family Art Project, provided free with admission every weekend. Relax in our spectacular gardens, often called “one of the greatest living works of art.” Have a light meal in the Wave Hill Café, take in the contemporary art exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery and our music season in majestic Armor Hall. And don’t leave without a visit to The Shop at Wave Hill. Your purchase of the perfect house or garden gift supports our spectacular gardens and programming.
Wave Hill House was built as a country home in 1843 by jurist William Lewis Morris. In 1903, George W. Perkins, a partner of J.P. Morgan, purchased Wave Hill House, adding it to the properties he had been accumulating to create a great estate along the Hudson River, including a villa on the site of what is now Glyndor House. Perkins devoted much of his extraordinary energy to enhancing the property’s magnificent vistas. The land was graded and contoured, rare trees and shrubs were planted on the broad lawns, and gardens were created to blend harmoniously with the natural beauty of the Hudson River highlands. In 1960, the Perkins-Freeman family deeded Wave Hill to the City of New York; Wave Hill, Inc., was formed in 1965 as a non-profit corporation. Today, as one of 33 New York City-owned cultural institutions, Wave Hill provides an oasis of serenity and offers programs in horticulture, education and the arts. Through these programs, Wave Hill seeks to foster connections between people and nature.
Affordable and easy to get to, Wave Hill is open year-round Tuesday–Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM–5:30PM. Closes 4:30PM, November 1–March 14.
$8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18.
Free Tuesday and Saturday mornings until noon.
Free to Members and children under 6.
Target sponsors free Tuesday and Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill, providing public access to the arts in our community.
Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transports you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, and the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line. We offer limited onsite parking for $8 per vehicle, and free, continuous shuttle service to a free lot nearby. Complete directions and shuttle bus schedule at http://www.wavehill.org/visit/ or by calling 718.549.3200.
Learn more about Wave Hill, and the events you’ll want to participate in, at www.wavehill.org.