Mytoi, Edgartown

4.2
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Garden · Nature / Park
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 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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  • Don't let the dirt road put you off, the garden is down there. Not huge but lots of turns and nooks to seem bigger, beautiful plants, ponds and places to sit a while. Fee covers beach further down.....  more »
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  • Very scenic, though small. Some guests were underwhelmed by its size and the fact that you could walk through it all in around 5-7 minutes. Admission is only $3 per person as of September 2019; I believe it's worth the entrance fee for a one time experience. Very peaceful and pretty. You can add on beach access for just $2 more too.
  • Beautifully designed Japanese garden in the middle of Chappaquiddick. With it's ponds, small streams, a natural stone and wooden bridges surrounded by beautifully sculpted trees and arranged flowers, this garden creates a soothing atmosphere that welcomes to wander around and relax on one of the benches.

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