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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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A real treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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New Jersey
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98 reviews
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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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274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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Address: Address: Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone Number: 845-677-8000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Millbrook

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