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Wave Hill Garden Walk: Armored Plants

Saturday, October 5, 2013

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

This event repeats every 5 days between 10/5/2013 and 10/10/2013.

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Many plants, like the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and Dioscorea elephantipes (elephant’s foot) are naturally protected with weapon-worthy spines or a thick coating of armor. Others, such as Sagittaria, have names that allude to armor-like aspects of their anatomy.

Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter  Charles Day leads a tour of these denizens of the garden, all relevant to Bashford Dean, whose interest in both arms and ichthyology is the subject of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This walk repeats October 10.

Location

Perkins Visitors Center in Wave Hill
Bronx
Directions to this location

Cost

Free with admission to the grounds. $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 6-18

Event Organizer

Wave Hill

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

Contact Email

pressroom@wavehill.org

Categories

Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage

Park Information

Directions to Wave Hill

Wave Hill Weather

  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    42°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    40°F
  • Sun
    Slight Chc Rain/Snow
    44°F
  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    44°F

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