A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Colchicum spp. (Autumn Crocuses)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. Late September brings the surprising blooms of the autumn crocus (Colchicum spp.). Large and pink (or white, in some selections), they seem to pop up from the ground with…

Plant of the Week: Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste Tree)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) is a large shrub that is only just winter-hardy in our climate. When grown with some protection, such as against the sunny wall, however,…

Plant of the Week: Cochicum autumnale ‘Lilac Wonder’ (Autumn Crocus Cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Every fall, one of the most commonly heard questions is: “What is that patch of purple/pink flowers?” The answer is autumn crocus, an extraordinary plant which, after growing a crop…

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…

Plant of the Week: Cymbalaria muralis

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Visitors to Wave Hill are enchanted by Cymbalaria muralis. This little beauty can be found growing happily in very odd places. It loves rocky crevices and will make itself at…

Plant of the Week: Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Partway along the road between the Perkins Visitor Center and Wave Hill House, there is a marvelous view across the Lower Lawn to the George Washington Bridge. Most of the…

Shifting Environments, Adapting Bodies: An Interview with Tamara Johnson

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Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. She reports here on a dialogue between Curator of Visual Arts Gabriel de Guzman and Sunroom artist Tamara Johnson. Glyndor Gallery Sunroom Project Space artist Tamara Johnson transforms everyday…

Family Art Project Makes it to the Hill (Apr 6, 7)

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Isabel Figueroa, Assistant Leader of the Family Art Project, has completed a BFA in photography at St. John’s University and graduated from the General Studies Certificate program at the International Center of Photography. Here, she shares her perspective on a…