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WAVE HILL | BRONX, NEW YORK     by Kevin Michales

Nestled in the on the edge of the riverdale section of the Bronx....yes..that’s right the Bronx is the wonderful gardens of WAVE HILL, which overlooks the historic Hudson River. The 28 acre property which is open to the public, consists of two estate homes WAVE HILL house and GLYNDOR. The WAVE HILL house, originally completed in 1844 by William Lewis Morris, has evolved over the years into a Victorian villa in 1866 then transformed yet again to its current English style manor in 1933. WAVE HILL has had some notable residents over the years including a young Theodore Roosevelt in 1870 - 1871 and Mark Twain from 1901-1903

The WAVE HILL house, originally completed in 1844 by William Lewis Morris, has evolved over the years into a Victorian villa in 1866 then transformed yet again to its current English style manor in 1933. WAVE HILL has had some notable residents over the years including a young Theodore Roosevelt in 1870 - 1871 and Mark Twain from 1901-1903.

The GLYNDOR site was originally built upon in 1865 as a high Victorian estate. In 1895 it was rebuilt under new owner George Perkins and officially named the home GLYNDOR. Unfortunately in 1926, the wooden structure was struck by lightning and had to be rebuilt in current brick Georgian style.

The property today is most notable for its variety of gardens and nature paths which were started by George Perkins, who after an early retirement as a partner at JP Morgan became a devout conservationist. The gardens which opened to the public in 1965 include a wide variety of horticulture. There is a formal flowering garden, an herb garden, a dry garden, a succulent garden, a wildflower garden, a shade garden, an aquatic garden and an alpine garden. In addition there is a confer slope with a variety of stately trees and a enclosed Marco Polo Conservatory for more climate sensitive tropical and succulent plants.

Details:
Wave Hill | 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471 | T+718.549.3200
Photos Courtesy of WaveHill.org

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