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We came to the gardens by mistake off the wrong road and are so happy we found it. We visited with... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
West New York, New Jersey
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Highly recommended trip to an unexpected estate garden

Landscape Architecture at its finest. The Innisfree Garden is a beautiful and relaxing journey... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Karen H
Atlanta, Georgia
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Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.
Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
+1 845-677-8000
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

There is a very steep dirt incline with roots and rocks to get down to the garden (it’s really a park, not a “garden”) and the same steep climb out. This is not for the elderly or handicapped. I wish it was more accessible to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We came to the gardens by mistake off the wrong road and are so happy we found it. We visited with an hour left to closing and were amazed at how beautiful every part of the gardens were. You can just stop and stare at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Landscape Architecture at its finest. The Innisfree Garden is a beautiful and relaxing journey through a series of outdoor spaces. A walk through the property presents scenic views across a small lake, small constructed waterfalls, art tucked in the landscape, old stone bridges, and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to these gardens and took some really nice photos. The cost is $8 pp, which is very reasonable. The one side of the lake has a lot to see while the other has nothing, really. Great if you are in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

I grew up in Hyde Park and never knew this place existed. This was a pick by Mom for a Mother's day Outing. We walked around the entire like hitting all the specialty gardens. The most impressive if the Japanese garden. It is the lushest...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank L P
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Innisfree is a place to slowly inhale the beauty of the landscape, let your stress unleash, and quietly wander through the powerfully subtle poetic paths and gardens.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This garden was created around beautiful naturally occurring features - a large pond/lake, rock outcrops and elevated areas surrounding. As water and rocks are dominant design elements of asian gardens it is very suited to this approach. The vistas are beautiful in themselves, but hidden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

What an exquisite, peaceful place to spend two hours, and for just $8. An easy-to-follow path threads around a lovely lake filled with lilypads and other flora. Meanwhile, cup gardens sporting Chinese scholar rocks, fountains, and all manner of tidy Oriental floral and plant displays...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

One of the most amazing gardens I've visited. Allow a few hours to walk around the lake,explore the beautiful landscape with it's large variety of flora and soak in the peace and tranquility of the place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank meenabharati
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Two wonderful hours at a splendid garden near Poughkeepsie in NY. Based around a stunning lake, this natural and uncluttered garden defines the concept of maximising natural features to create a beautiful space. This place is real food for the soul!

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 11, 2018|
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Response from Mujer50 |
Depends how unsteady the person is. I'm 68 years old and have knee problems - knees buckle & lock at times - and am not the steadiest on my feet either. I was apprehensive about going there too. I took a walking stick along... More
June 5, 2018|
Response from LynnW1903 | Reviewed this property |
Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays: 11am – 5pm: Free for Innisfree members, and children 3 and under $8 for the general public Wednesdays through Fridays: 10am – 4pm Free for Innisfree members, and children 3 and... More
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Crys C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, On average we ( a group of 13) spent between 2-3 hours total during our visit in the garden. Please keep in mind that time can tarry a little longer due to taking pictures, videos etc. Hope this helps!