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Wave Hill

  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/20/2014

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Drawn by stunning views of the Hudson River and New Jersey's dramatic cliffs, 19th-century Manhattan millionaires built summer homes in the Bronx suburb of Riverdale. One of the most magnificent, Wave Hill, is now a 28-acre public garden and cultural center that attracts green thumbs from all over the world. Along with exquisite gardens, grand beech and oak trees adorn wide lawns, an elegant pergola overlooks the majestic river view, and benches on curving pathways provide

quiet respite. Wave Hill House (1843) and Glyndor House (1927) are now home to art exhibitions, Sunday concerts, and gardening workshops. Even England's Queen Mother stayed here during a visit. It's worth the schlep.

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Sight Information


Independence Ave., at W. 249th St., Bronx, New York, 10471, United States




Sight Details:

  • $8; free Sat. 9–noon and some Tues. (check website)
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 9–5:30; Nov.–mid-Mar., Tues.–Sun. 9–4:30; closed Mon. except holidays. Free garden tours Sun. at 2

Updated 02/20/2014


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