The science of preserving nature since 1964

Wave Hill is a public horticultural garden and a cultural center situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River with expansive views across the river to the New Jersey Palisades. Its buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They include The Wave Hill House, a neo-Georgian stone mansion (which has seen its share of famous visitors, including Mark Twain who leased it from 1901 to 1903) and the brick Glyndor House on the southern side which has galleries and a sun room for exhibitions.


Wave Hill as seen today was developed by the Perkins family who acquired the property in 1893. In 1960, the family donated the 28-acre property of Wave Hill to the City of New York to be open to the public. Wave Hill’s map lists 26 gardens and points of interest including the Great Lawn, with its mature trees and comfortable chairs to gaze at the Palisades and Hudson River, the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, the Kerlin Overlook, the Aquatic Garden, the Herb Garden, the Dry Garden and the Alpine House (which holds striking plants that bloom at different times throughout the year).


Almstead is proud to take care of the beautiful legacy trees on Wave Hill. We have also been a corporate sponsor of the organization for the past 10 years. In addition, we sponsor the Gardners’ Party every September, which raises crucial funds to support Wave Hill's renowned gardens and horticulture program.


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Places to Visit: Wave Hill Public Gardens and Cultural Center



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