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The Pool is the Earliest Screen: A Conversation with Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle and Lightening

The following is excerpted from a conversation between the artist Chris Doyle and Wave Hill Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor, in which Doyle describes his influences and ideas. The full version can be found in the exhibition catalog, available for preorder at The…

This Week in the Gardens: Winter into Spring (Feb 26)

ironwood-clusters

Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day looks for small signs of spring. I love observing the changes as one season pivots into the next, and late February is one of these special moments. Certainly, winter is not yet over,…

Before and After Hurricane Sandy, Part 1 (Nov 5)

Flower-Garden

Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, checks on the state of the gardens post-Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy descended upon Wave Hill and swept the autumn away, along with our electricity and a few damaged trees. Miraculously we…

This Week in the Gardens: Goodbye, Summer; Hello, Fall (Sep 28)

Wild-Garden

Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, points to seasonal changes in the gardens. Summer keeps hanging on in most of the garden, but fall is making its first appearance with fruits and berries, fall-blooming bulbs and the…

This Week in the Gardens: Creative Containers (Jul 13)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, has had containers on her mind since demonstrating for visitors last weekend how to create container water gardens. This week, she broadens her focus. By mid-summer, potted plants can be found…

This Week in the Gardens: A Makeover for the Monocot Garden (Jul 2)

Laying out the design

Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer describes new developments in this charming space adjacent to the Aquatic Garden. Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh decided to mix things up in the Monocot Garden this season. Along with the perennial grasses, daylilies…

This Week in the Gardens: Clematis (Jun 22)

Clematis-'Perle-dAzure'

Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, checks out different species, varieties and cultivars of clematis blooming in our gardens this late June. The clematis are looking particularly fine this week. Throughout the garden you’ll find examples of…

Berried Shrubs and Trees

 Marilyn Young is the Horticulture Assistant at Wave Hill. With the ideal of a garden as a year-round pleasure, it may be easy to delight in summer, but gardeners may be less certain how to sustain interest and color from fall…

Ponds and Plants

This post was authored by Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh. Harnek tends the Shade Border, Monocot and Aquatic Gardens. The Aquatic Garden at Wave Hill, despite its slow start on account of cooler weather in early summer, could not be…

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Laurel Rimmer is Assistant Director of Public Programs.  Among her many contributions are botanical drawings of plants found at Wave Hill, such as the bottlebrush buckeye drawing below, and the photographic portrait beneath it, too. The bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) demands attention…