362 Tyrrel Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: (845) 677-8000
Season is from May 7th to October 20th Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 AM to 4 PM. Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, 11 AM to 5 PM. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays except legal holidays.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays $4 per person ages 4 and up. Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays $5 per person ages 4 and up.
The Innisfree Garden was created by Walter and Marion Beck from 1930 to 1960 and was held as a private garden. In 1960 it was taken over by the Chair of the Landscape Architecture program at Harvard University, Lester Collins, and was then opened for the public. It was created in the styles of a Chinese Garden and Walter Beck described his garden as a ‘cup garden,’ the inside of the garden holds a 40 acre glacial lake which represents the inside of the cup. The surroundings of the lake is the cup itself.
This 150-acre public garden of Chinese landscape art is one of the most beautiful places in the Hudson Valley. Surrounding a huge 40-acre glacial lake are plants, rocks, waterfalls, streams, and terraces all creating a beautiful garden that is awe inspiring. Most of the plants are native to the area and all the rocks come from forests in the area. On a beautiful day, the Hudson River Valley doesn’t look more majestic than at Innisfree Garden.
From the Taconic Parkway: Take the Millbrook Exit, proceeding east on Route 44 just 1.7 miles to Tyrrel Road, take a right turn (south) and continue 1 mile