A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Veltheimia capensis (Sand Lily)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The sand lily (Veltheimia capensis) is one of many South African bulbs that will be on display this winter in the Palm House, the central section of the Marco Polo…

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…

Native Magnolias

Laurel Rimmer is Assistant Director of Public Programs.  Among her many contributions are botanical drawings of plants found at Wave Hill, such as the sweetbay magnolia portrayed here. The spectacle of spring has passed, and with it the boisterous spring flowers of…

Snowdrop Galanthus elwesii

Lone flower, hemmed in with snows and white as they But hardier far, once more I see thee bend Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend, Like an unbidden guest. from To a Snowdrop by William Wordsworth, 1819   Long…