Innisfree Gardens

Innisfree Gardens, Millbrook: Address, Phone Number, Innisfree Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Innisfree Gardens
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Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.
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Once Upon a Journey
Amsterdam, The Netherlands440 contributions
Loved wandering around the gardens
Sep 2021
We absolutely loved wandering around Innisfree Gardens. Wish we had more time because one hour is simply not enough. Especially not if you also want to do the hike around the lake,

Would love to go back one day when the fall colors are there. But it's a beautiful place to explore anyway.

Make sure not to the wish tree with all the little cards!
Written November 29, 2021
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Afoodie65
Cold Spring, NY1,222 contributions
Always a pleasure
Jul 2020
Spring, summer or fall this is always a pleasant place to visit.
Under new pandemic rules, attendance is limited to 2 hours, masks mandatory.
A walk around the small lake is a great way to see most of the park.
Small waterfalls, rock outcroppings and other surprises abound
Written January 18, 2021
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Kelly W
Connecticut38 contributions
New rules-covid sucks
Oct 2020 • Couples
While we normally love this place, you should definitely know about the new policies at the park. 1. your required to wear your mask at all times while on Gardens property. Also, you are only allowed to be in the park for the two hours for your admission. They will come and ask you to leave and they are not very pleasant about it. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that and we were kind of shocked but we're totally compliant. I figured I made a mistake and I was fine with that but the attitude in which Us in the other guests on the grounds were treated was really shocking. Also, nobody really mentions or reminds you of the time frame so I think a lot of people just assume they must arrive within that time. Just please know that you must leave by the time your window ends.
Written October 11, 2020
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Melanie H
3 contributions
Don’t miss this place!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Although the day was dreary, our time at Innisfree was glorious! This is not a traditional garden but an immersive nature experience with “living moments Of unexpected beauty “ with every step you take! Trails, lakes, flowers, sculpture, wildlife snd more. Exhillerating!
Written September 9, 2020
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Cameron06820
Darien, CT516 contributions
NOT for the elderly or handcapped!
Aug 2020
OK... so the garden is lovely, the vistas are magnificent and the silence is blissful. But if you're not an active, fully mobile walker and hiker, BEWARE.

There's a lot of walking involved... 1.3 miles around the big lake. And the paths are NOT marked. Sometimes you're walking down a steep sloping lawn, other times climbing up and down steep, uneven stone steps. If you're not a greater walker, you're out of luck. Rustic doesn't mean accessible.

Also disappointing... there are no markers explaining what you're seeing, plants or trees. The map / brochure you get on entering is lovely as a souvenir but the map is woefully lacking in information.

Several times on our walk / hike / climb we had real trouble figuring out where we were and how to get back. The map has no scale and few landmarks.

On the plus side... the COVID-19 precautions are excellent. Online reservations are easy. Check in efficient. Mask compliance on the trails were pretty good but social distancing in this magnificent space was super easy.
Written August 29, 2020
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ncskierguy
NC51 contributions
Tranquill outdoor change of pace from the city
Jun 2019
The garden has a lengthy, but easy walk around a lake, where you can enjoy various vegetation and wildlife. It's about a 90 minute or so walk. There's a modest admission fee for financing maintenance of the gardens. It's a quite peaceful place.
Written February 6, 2020
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mkohan00
Carmel, NY4 contributions
Beautiful Garden
Sep 2019
The Innisfree Gardens were beautiful! We visited in the Fall and the foliage was magnificent! It was a very tranquil place to sit or walk around the lake. There were many beautiful bushes and trees.
Written November 18, 2019
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Chris B
Bischofszell, Switzerland330 contributions
Lovely place to rest
Oct 2019 • Friends
A really lovely place to rest and walk a little bit. A beautiful lake with water lilies, an easy walk around it and little gardens with trees, flowers and stones produce a relaxing place to rest after a busy day.
Written October 25, 2019
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Ashley K
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Beautiful fall day in Dutchess County
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a gorgeous, relaxing place to be outdoors! We walked around the lake for about 90 minutes and loved the beauty of the cup gardens and nature in this part of the world. I highly recommend this for a couple of hours on any nice day.
Written October 13, 2019
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ShenVal04
Staunton150 contributions
Paradise and enchantment, worth a long drive
Sep 2019
We recommend to friends from all over the US.
We drove 8 hours one way to visit.
4+ hours to enjoy, then come back again. Our 3rd visit.
They're uncovering new treasures every year.
A meditative pleasure, with fun treasures around every nook and cranny.
Notice the hidden gems under bushes, around a corner, in an off the main path trail.
Stone dragons, colors, designs; peace and serenity.
Winding path to get to the garden, minimal out house facilities, no fast food restaurants, just serenity.
Good places to sit and relax, no need for portable chairs.
Take water to drink and sturdy shoes for walking.
Good shade, and a hat would be helpful.
Go in the cooler fall weather; Sept. Oct.
We recommend to our friends to at least stop in on their way to other places.
Written September 23, 2019
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