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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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Breathtaking beauty in a unique style

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Archer D
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Millbrook, New York
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Amenia, New York
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

In the middle of our contemporary frenetic lives this is a great spot to slow down and drink in the serenity that innisfree has to offer. Don't take my word for it go and see this beauty.

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Rochester, Michigan
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A very large park/garden. Paths to walk on, benches to sit on, picnic tables to eat on. Yates wrote a poem about Innisfree. Waterfalls, trees, herons, ponds, etc. See if you can arrange for a presentation by one of the park workers to learn the history.

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La Grange, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spent about 3 hours walking the grounds of the gardens. Lots to see, very relaxing. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the homemade picnic tables and chairs. They give you a cook let that guides you through the gardens, which is very helpful. Waterfalls, rock displays, even a bog garden!

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New York
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Innisfree Gardens are so lovely and peaceful! We visited Innisfree for the first time before our wedding 10 years ago and fell in love with it. We decided to come back 10 years later with our second child - and realized all too soon that it was not such a brilliant idea to take our stroller with us! The paths... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful way to spend a day! Take a camera and a picnic lunch. Meditate, relax and enjoy the lake and the landscape architecture!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went out to Innisfree just to do some exploring and take some pictures. I was not prepared for how incredibly beautiful every element of this garden is! With neat little pathways, fountains, rock formations, and natural grace, I was thrilled with every little thing I could see. It is definitely a photographer's and nature lover's dream. I'm going back... More 

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