Wave Hill Announces Garden & Nature Walks This Summer

Step outside and explore Wave Hill’s blooming gardens this summer. Select from a variety of walks showcasing unique aspects of the garden and its wildlife. Hear Wave Hill’s talented gardeners discuss their favorite plants and describe their plans for the gardening season at the Meet the Gardeners Walk. Stroll through the Wild Garden with a garden interpreter at Walk on the Wild Side, and gain some fascinating insight into the planning and management of this “natural” garden with Director of Horticulture Scott Canning and gardener Syretha Brooks at A Gardener’s View of the Wild Garden.

Join a Wave Hill History Walk and learn the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings and the people who once called the grounds home, with historian and Wave Hill Garden Guide Deirdre LaPorte. Uncover coy woodland dwellers at Cowering in the Shade and observe the diversity of ornamental grasses at Grasses that Grace the Garden Walk. Investigate sunny adaptations at Reveling in the Sunshine, and learn about the fascinating ways plants deal with dry conditions at Coping with Drought. Examine strategies plants use in the summer’s hot months in the Plant “Survivor” Series with horticultural interpreter Charlie Day.

For those interested in the creatures that call our gardens home, Wave Hill offers a number of nature walks that are sure to open your eyes. Join Gabriel Willow for Birding@Wave Hill as he shares his extensive knowledge of bird species and behavior. “Batman of Brooklyn” Paul Keim shows you how to use both eyes and ears to search for bats as they skim the dusky sky in the Bat Walk. Paul will also lead the family-friendly Dragonfly Walk to observe interesting aspects of dragonfly behavior and view their aerial antics, and a Butterfly Walk to hunt for colorful and delicate butterflies in the garden.


Garden Walks

Cowering in the Shade                              

Sat, June 2 & Thu, June 7, 2PM


Walk on the Wild Side                              

Thu, June 4, July 12, Aug 9, 2PM


Wave Hill History Walk                           

Sat, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, 11AM


Gardener’s View of the Wild Garden       

Thu, June 28, 1PM


Meet the Gardeners Walk                         

Wed, July 11, 1PM                                   


Plant “Survivor” Series        

Grasses that Grace the Garden Walk         

Sat, Sun, July 14, 15, 1PM & 3PM


Reveling in the Sunshine                          

Thu, July 26 & Sat, July 28, 2PM


Coping with Drought                                

Sat, Aug 11 & Thu, Aug 16, 2PM


Nature Walks                        

Birding@Wave Hill                                  

Sun, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, 9:30AM


Dragonfly Walk                                        

Sun, July 22, 12:30PM


Bat Walk                                                   

Wed, July 25, 7:30−9PM


Butterfly Walk                                          

Sun, Aug 12, 12:30PM


About Us

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

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Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax the body and mind in this one-hour Yoga Together class taught by Lisa Ferraro, an instructor from Yoga for Bliss, Fridays from 10 to 11am!
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Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day and Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer suggest perfect plants for your garden in Personal Plant Advisor, Tuesday, May 22, from 1 to 3pm
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