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Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
718-549-3200
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection programs for residents and visitors.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

was there in late June 2013 and still cant forget it. the main garden was in full bloom, the variety of plants was enormous, and every plant looked its best. a group of volunteers (some not so polite!) was weeding and taking care of the garden and deigned to answer a question, but i didnt let their attitude destroy the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was my first visit to Wave Hill and I was really impressed. It is a most delightful garden with high quality planting and maintenance and sufficient variety of habitat to allow a great diversity within its plant collections. With great views across the Hudson, plenty of open space for relaxation and a good cafe, Wave Hill makes a good... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We just moved to Riverdale for my job and every realtor we spoke with said we had to check out Wave Hill. We were not disappointed. We went over Labor Day weekend. The gardens were all gorgeous, the views over the Hudson were spectacular. Absolutely worth the $8 admission. You can walk as much as you'd like, or just hang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I lived in the Bronx for 21 years and never visited before. The 28 acre estate has short hiking trails and on certain weekends activities for children under 7 . The manor houses have art work on display and many times small but very talented music ensembles. Check their web site for details. The day we visited the fall colors... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love the Sunday morning art project for kids at wave hill. It usually has to do with nature, and the kids really enjoy the beautiful creative space provided. They also love to treck through the garden on the way to the art center. Watch out for windy days though, you may get blown away! The garden itself is amazing,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Wave Hill. The grounds are breathtaking. The food was amazing. The service was top notch. There was not a detail missed. A great wedding venue to say the least!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you've been holding your breath, hoping to find a special place to escape the pressure cooker that is Manhattan, take the A Train to Riverdale in the Bronx and visit Wave Hill. A shuttle will pick you up and bring you to the gates where you can purchase a ticket to spend the rest of the day wandering through... More 

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you're looking for a relaxed, beautiful, clean space that is conducive to a relaxing and meditative atmosphere, you may not immediately think to yourself "I know! I'll go to the Bronx!"... but you would be missing out. Wave Hill is an absolute jewel in the crown of NYC. Located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, it is a... More 

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Dunkirk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In all honesty, I had never heard of this 28 acre garden way up in the Bronx looking over the Hudson River to the Palisades in New Jersey. It seemed a well-kept secret. We were part of a 35 person garden tour of NYC and Wave Hill was one of 5 places we visited over 4 days. I think I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have visited many times. I love the place. It is a "boutique" botanical garden. The views from the Hudson River are great. Also there is an art gallery with interesting work and a shop where you can buy pretty gifts. If you have kids attend the art classes on the weekends. My kids loved them!

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