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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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  • Great way to spend a morning or afternoon strolling through lovely grounds landscaped around a large pond. There are waterfalls, terraces, pergolas, interesting stone work and plenty of chairs... 
    Great way to spend a morning or afternoon strolling through lovely grounds landscaped around a large pond. There are waterfalls, terraces, pergolas, interesting stone work and plenty of chairs...  more »
  • We absolutely loved wandering around Innisfree Gardens. Wish we had more time because one hour is simply not enough. Especially not if you also want to do the hike around the lake, Would love to go.....  more
    We absolutely loved wandering around Innisfree Gardens. Wish we had more time because one hour is simply not enough. Especially not if you also want to do the hike around the lake, Would love to go.....  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful! An uplifting experience. I will definitely be back.
  • We absolutely loved wandering around Innisfree Gardens. Wish we had more time because one hour is simply not enough. Especially not if you also want to do the hike around the lake, Would love to go back one day when the fall colors are there. But it's a beautiful place to explore anyway. Make sure not to the wish tree with all the little cards!

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