Innisfree Gardens, Millbrook

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Recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,”* Innisfree is a powerful icon of 20th century landscape design. Over 50 years in the making, it is largely the work of landscape architect Lester Collins, FASLA (1914-1993), with important contributions by his client, the artist Walter Beck. Innisfree merges the essence of Modernist ideas and traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles with a nuanced reading of this glacial landscape. The result is a distinctly American stroll garden on 185 acres surrounding a large, shimmering lake – a sublime composition of rock, water, wood and sky.

*Rory Stuart, What are Gardens For? Experiencing, Making and Thinking About Gardens (2012)
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  • To be quite honest I am of two minds about sharing this place with many; this is the most enchanting and magical garden I have ever visited.My memories of the lake,the ornamental floral conceptions ,t...  more »
  • Garden is very well kept, gorgeously over looking a pond surrounded by rolling green hills and various plants. Will definitely come back.  more »
  • What a delight to spend time here walking around, following hidden paths to discover gorgeous scenery. We spent about two hours meandering around the grounds and walking around the lake. Would love to...  more »
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  • Visited last summer. Garden is nice to look at. Was dodging goose droppings, Workers are using heavy machinery while you're trying to enjoy the scenery. And some give you a huge attitude when asking about the garden. Really upsetting since we were visiting from a great distance.
  • We spent the day wandering around the gardens watching dragonflies and butterflies enjoying the pond. The gardens are beautiful and there are plenty of benches available to sit and relax. Whether with friends or alone this is a wonderful place to connect with nature. You can enjoy the waterfalls, stand under the water spray, and enjoy a variety of trees. We saw children wandering the gardens with parents and enjoying themselves as well. A very nice place to visit!
  • This place is awesome, not expensive, and really something everyone should see.
  • Blissful. I truly appreciated the attention to detail that a scenic place like this offers. The grounds are immaculate, the man at the entrance was kind and helpful, and there truly is a sense of peace. Would highly recommend any nature, gardening, or photography buffs (or potential dates!) to check this place out.
  • One of the greatest day excursions ever. No exaggeration. Inventive, relaxing, gorgeous. Have been there a dozen times and will go a dozen more.
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