A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

A Succulent Micro-climate

Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture.  In the last five years, her responsibilities have included the Tropical House…

From Wood Pallets to Plant Palettes

Raised outside Philadelphia, Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture. After graduating, she spent seven years at the Brooklyn…

The Year of the Palettes

Jen Shovlin is a Wave Hill gardener. A pallet provides a structural foundation, mainly a slab or framework of wood used for carrying things. The most common type of pallet is the kind used to move cargo. A palette, on the other hand, is a range…

This Week in the Gardens: The Last Hurrah

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, takes stock of the gardens before the first deep freeze of winter. After a long and glorious fall at Wave Hill, the temperature plunged below 30 degrees this past Tuesday night, snuffing out…

From The Shop: Staff Picks for the Holidays—Gifts for Gardeners

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  With the holiday season getting off to an extra early start this year, I had such fun putting together…

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

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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: An Oasis on the Great Lawn (Jul 26)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, turns her attention to the Pergola, which frames a spectacular view of the Hudson River and Palisades.  This week, we wandered over to the Pergola where lush and colorful plants seem…

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…