Wave Hill's gardens are renowned for their intimacy of scale and carefully cultivated serendipity.  A country home in 1843, the estate overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades and was at one time inhabited by both Theodore Roosevelt in his youth and Mark Twain.  Today Wavehill celebrates the artistry and legacy of its gardens, landscapes and magnificent views.

"I think visiting a garden has a very similar effect on ones mood and temperament as listening to a piece of music - it slows you down and takes you out of yourself."

"The garden needn't be useful because it's for joy - and I think this is very much a place that is joyous.   It's color and beauty and variation and meditative spots, it's a very rejuvenating and joyous place."

The Great Lawn:  A pergola joins the two houses on the estate.  Built of a hearty kiwi and made lush and beautiful by climbers, it is covered in baskets of fuchsias, rosalia, and other tropical plants.  All around the grounds find dramatic landscape plants from the turn of the century like Lindens, Sweet Gums and Sugar Maples. 

The Flower Garden: Composed of a formal grid, which lends itself to loose, lush plantings.  The classic conservatory takes you back to an older, simpler time.  

The Aquatic & Monocot Garden: All forms of life inhabit the man made pond.  There are hardy plants native to cooler regions living alongside tropical plants like water lilies. The Monocot garden includes fountains of green grass and variety of palm trees.

Wild Garden: Located on the highest point of Wavehill, this garden is based on a concept by William Robertson, whose idea it was to create a garden that would mimic how plants would grow in nature.

Alpine Garden: Ideal for a New Yorker's apartment - this garden features plants and trees which are dwarfed - a result of being grown at high elevations where they are forced to adapt to high winds.