A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

A Once-Mighty Magnolia Falls

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. We’ve been dressing the gardens for the annual gala this Thursday evening, and with the weather suddenly warmer and sunny, we’ve gotten even busier. But we had an unwelcome task as well….

Plant of the Week: Cornelian Cherry

cornelian-cherry-close-up

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Cornus mas (the cornelian cherry) is a small tree that makes its presence known in early spring. Masses of delicate, soft-yellow flowers appear in March. Not surprisingly, it is often…

Documenting Some of the City’s Longest Living Residents: An Interview with Benjamin Swett

Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. Writer and photographer Benjamin Swett joined Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to lead a packed “Berries, Bark and Trees Walk” this past Saturday, followed by…

Do Gardeners Catch Spring Fever?

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Of course, we do. But it’s a chronic condition that arrives with the earliest buds and doesn’t let up till sometime in late fall. This year, more than any other in recent…

Art Workshop: Tin Type

Wave-Hill-BW-Class-Nate-Gibbons

Justine Spilotros joined Wave Hill this spring as Public Programs Manager, overseeing the art, nature and wellness workshops at Wave Hill.  Guest Artist Nate Gibbons teamed up with Benjamin Swett  to teach one of the six sessions in Swett’s workshop…

From the Shop: Arbor Day’s Deep Roots

bowl-tops

Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  Looking ahead to Arbor Weekend, April 25 through 27, The Shop will have a range of lovely merchandise, including…

Winter’s End 2014

Wave-Hill-Conifer-Slope-Jan-2014-credit-Wave-Hill

Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer provides the gardener’s perspective on what has been a trying winter. Louis arrived to head up the horticultural staff at Wave Hill in January after serving for ten years as Director of Horticulture at Greenwood…

Spring Unfurls!

shade-border-5

Marilyn Young is the Horticulture Assistant at Wave Hill.  Everywhere you look it is beautiful as spring unfolds at Wave Hill, each direction meriting a visit. One that should not be missed is the Shade Border, located in the northeast…

Magnolias Provide Showy Inspiration in The Shop

magnolias-at-wave-hill

Artist, floral designer and independent creative consultant on art, social justice and media projects, Jenah Barry is Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill.  She has a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College. Wonderfully suited…

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,…