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Innisfree Gardens, Millbrook

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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Spring, summer or fall this is always a pleasant place to visit. Under new pandemic rules, attendance is limited to 2 hours, masks mandatory. A walk around the small lake is a great way to see most...  more »
  • Although the day was dreary, our time at Innisfree was glorious! This is not a traditional garden but an immersive nature experience with “living moments Of unexpected beauty “ with every step you...  more »
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  • What a wonderful relaxing place. Takes about 2 hours to stroll through the native plants, wildflowers. Stunning landscaping of rocks and terraces. Plenty of easy chairs to sit in and take in the view
  • Great place to go to relax,have a picnic. Or to even go with family for a walk. Great park. really beautiful. Can take a lot of pictures there.

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