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Mytoi, Edgartown

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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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  • A nice garden to spend a quiet afternoon in — the grounds are well maintained and perfect for still life portrait photography. Many of the flowers were still in bloom during our visit, and still...  more »
  • This is a lovely small garden with a nice pond and red bridges. It’s not a must see IMO - lots of destinations have these but if you’re going to east beach you may as well stop. Beyond a few gnats...  more »
  • 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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