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.Before you head to Millbrook, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Millbrook trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Millbrook has to offer, including Innisfree Gardens.
*Rory Stuart, What are Gardens For? Experiencing, Making and Thinking About Gardens (2012)
Innisfree Gardens reviews
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 »
The garden has a lengthy, but easy walk around a lake, where you can enjoy various vegetation and wildlife. It's about a 90 minute or so walk. There's a modest admission fee for financing... more »
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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