Field Trip: Wave Hill

I didn’t set out to go to Wave Hill on Saturday, but it was a better day for ending up there.  I was surprised that on a glorious fall day there weren’t more people in this remarkable garden.  Each time I visit Wave Hill my experience is different.  I think that’s part of its magic.

In the woodland garden

In the woodland garden

My two hour plus stroll with a friend revealed autumn’s long shadows and their impact on the garden’s classical structure.  The plantings at Wave Hill are just as exuberant and dramatic as the structures and were in their end of season show–remarkable.

Sumacs

Views of the Hudson River are everywhere–some loom large, others peak through from different areas of the garden.

A small view of the Hudson across the dry garden

A small view of the Hudson across the dry garden

I felt myself wanting to look at a plan of the garden’s bones, but not so much that I wanted to go inside and seek one out.  In these October days garden lovers in four season climates feel the warmth slowly seeping away and winter approaching.  We want to enjoy the last of the warmth on our backs and faces, we don’t want to go in, even though we know that much of what we grow needs the cold to be able to give us such joy again next spring.

Greenhouse and agave

The Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory

View from the main pergola back to the lawn

View from the main pergola back to the lawn

The Dry Garden

The Dry Garden

Path

Path

Low late sun

Low late sun

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: autumn, garden visits, Landscape Design, plants

3 Responses to Field Trip: Wave Hill

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  2. Christina Salwitz says:

    Susan,
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. This is a place I have always wanted to visit. You gave me a teaser taste of it, now I want to go even more!

  3. louise says:

    Hope to get down before the snow flys! Thanks for the reminder
    Hey! I love those diarmuid gavin utubes! everybody should check em out!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUK_qtI2nA&NR=1
    this one is the redmond garden.
    Thanks!

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