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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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Amazing Serene "garden"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Deborah N
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Hurley, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place seems to go on for miles and is incredibly beautiful and relaxing. The kids really enjoyed running under the spraying water features, exploring caves and finding tadpoles, fish, newts and frogs in the pond. This place is a must see! Open 11-5 most days and the cost is $8 per person.

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Portland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The gardens are spectacular, reflecting more than 30 years of planned design and horticultural effort by the owners and the head of the Harvard Landscape program. A series of very large vignette small gardens set in a huge property. There are no amenities like a visitor center, cafe etc but none were needed- we took a picnic, enjoyed the sun... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a really unique garden and concept, and worth the drive off the beaten path to discover. Hubby and I visited on a recent Saturday afternoon for the first time. It is a winding road in to the garden property, and not conspicuously marked. A hidden gem! A modest entry fee paid to a kindly gentleman sitting beneath a... More 

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Millbrook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

These gardens are sequestered in a serene pocket in the hills. The walking tour of the grounds circles a small, private lake. Innisfree specializes in "pocket gardens," small, landscaped groupings of trees and flowers arranged to create idyllic vignettes. The original landscape architect was influenced by formal English and Japanese gardens as well as the natural beauty of the Hudson... More 

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Millbrook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

185 acres surrounding a large, shimmering lake - this place is lovely and peaceful. Highly recommend everyone visit this amazing place. Check out the website for more information.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is amazing. We went on Sunday morning and spent almost two hours enjoying the place. If we had more time and it was warmer, I would have spent all day. YOu can bring food and just hang out in this beautiful place all day. it is a must see if you're in the area. Amazing, amazing.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to this garden having just recently heard of it and it has been there for 50 years! What a wonderful place. I strolled its beautiful gardens and it took about 2 1/2 hours for me to explore its many areas. Unlike an 'Olmsted Garden' which constructs vast vistas for you to see... the theory proposed here is having... More 

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