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Innisfree Gardens

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Address: Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone Number: 845-677-8000
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Activities: Picnicking
Description: Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.

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Quiet Beautiful Grounds for a Nature Walk

We spent about 11/2 hours walking the picturesque grounds at Innisfree. There are spectacular views of the pond as you walk, with many large stones framing the views, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We spent about 11/2 hours walking the picturesque grounds at Innisfree. There are spectacular views of the pond as you walk, with many large stones framing the views, and flowering water lilies floating in the water. There are rock water falls with flowers, a great variety of trees, and sandy/rocky paths that take you around the pond. There are many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a place not to be missed. A beautiful garden hidden in hills that surrounds a placid lake. Built in the 30's and lovingly cared for ever since, it is like nothing I've ever experienced. Long walking trails, waterfalls, a footbridge and a mist and spray fountain that will keep you cool (and the kids entertained). There are plenty... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lovely place to spend the day. It took us about 2 hours, we did explore some of the side trails. If you walked around the lake with few side trials you can do it much faster. The drive in is very small, so do not miss it. At first we thought that it was just a walkway. The lot filled... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We heard about this garden at our B&B and decided to check it out. I'm so glad we did. It is enchanting. The garden is accessible via a path that circles around a pretty lake filled with lily pads. There are hidden "cup gardens" along one side of the lake. You'd walk up a small path and find a waterfall... More 

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was totally worth the 1-1/2 hour scenic drive from Avon, CT. We arrived at about 11:30 am on a Sunday and enjoyed lunch overlooking the lake in the shaded picnic area. Afterwards, we took the clockwise path around the lake which took us to the more interesting gardens toward the end. We will need to come back earlier in... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not crowded. Many picnic tables Idyllici. Large lake. Worth a visit if you venture to Millbrook or Poughkeepsie. Not for those with mobility challenges. Bathrooms are second rate portosans

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Millbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Save a couple of hours. On cool days, especially in the fall, you may not want to leave. The place is a combination of formal gardens an more natural beauty

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the best kept secrets in the Poughkeepsie area. The grounds are absolutely beautiful! The garden is not manicured in the sense of rows of petunias. Stroll through the grounds and be continually amazed at the beauty in the subtle placement of rocks and trees, the flowing water, and slight dips and rises in the landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

That's really about it - Innisfree is peaceful, relaxing, contemplative, beautiful. I would love to be able to see it in every season.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our family really enjoys this garden. My husband happened upon it a couple of years ago during the budget sequestration of 2013, proof that sometimes good comes from bad. We have been back many times since. We really enjoy the beautiful scenery and watching the many types of wildlife. Today we saw tadpoles, frogs, turtles, fish, geese (and gosling), caterpillars,... More 

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Address: Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone Number: 845-677-8000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Millbrook

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