Bronx, New York

Wave Hill

Located on 28 acres in the northwest Bronx and originally built as a country home in 1843, Thomas Henry Huxley, Charles Darwin, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and conductor Arturo Toscanini have all visited the gardens at Wave Hill. The award-winning gardens include an English garden, an herb garden, an aquatic garden, a conservatory, a greenhouse and 10 acres of urban woodland.On Wednesday evenings in June and July, the garden is open until 9 PM, offering horticulture and arts programs, the twilight garden and a sunset view of the Hudson River. [ info ]