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Mytoi, Edgartown

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Mytoi (pronounced MY-toy) is a small Japanese garden set within an open pine forest on Chappaquiddick Island, in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Trustees of Reservations owns and maintains the property.

The garden's signature feature is a small pond with an island that is reached by walking over an arched footbridge. Winding footpaths take visitors through birch groves, a dell of camellia and a rock garden. A rustic shelter offers broad views of the garden and a chance to become immersed in the meditative qualities of the landscape.

Across Dike Road from the garden, a quarter-mile (400 m) nature trail winds through pitch pine forest to Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and the salt marshes of Poucha Pond. The Wasque Reservation is nearby.

The Trustees of Reservations acquired the property in 1976 as a gift from the late Mrs. Mary Wakeman and extended it in 1981. In 1991, Hurricane Bob left the garden a tangle of uprooted trees and shrubs. Mytoi was redesigned and restored with mixed plantings of native and exotic trees and shrubs.
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  • This was a magical and serene place. Good spot for my wife and I to unwind from our anniversary adventures! 
    This was a magical and serene place. Good spot for my wife and I to unwind from our anniversary adventures!  more »
  • Small Garden gem This was a well kept garden in the midst of a lot of wooded land . Sadly the flowers weren’t quite out but the care and lay out was apparent and we loved the peace if the place and... 
    Small Garden gem This was a well kept garden in the midst of a lot of wooded land . Sadly the flowers weren’t quite out but the care and lay out was apparent and we loved the peace if the place and...  more »
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  • Stay to the left! So beautiful and peaceful, the turtles were the highlights of our journey. Serene and fun. The hosts to greet you before your journey are pleasant and knowledgeable. So much fun.
  • A beautiful and peaceful little garden on Chappy that's worth the visit if you love nature, Japanese style gardens, or just a peaceful place to meditate. For only $5, you can escape the hustle and bustle of Martha's Vineyard and enter a garden of tranquility. Worth noting, the road to the garden isn't paved, so expect a dirt road full of bumps and pebbles. The drive is worth it though, just go slow.

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