An official Path Through History Site! Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River ,with sweeping views west to the New Jersey Palisades. It celebrates the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, preserves magnificent views, and provides programs in horticulture, education and the arts. Aside from the traditional gardens that one expects, Wave Hill has some more unexpected surprises, like paths that wind across a carpet of bright wildflowers in springtime and a pool adorned with water lilies and lotus flowers through the summer and fall. Contemporary visual arts exhibits are on display in the Glyndor Gallery as well as on the grounds. Popular weekly art programs for families are held at Wave Hill House, a gray fieldstone mansion built in 1843 by lawyer William Lewis Morris.