Innisfree Garden

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Innisfree Garden
Innisfree Garden.jpg
View of garden (circa 1997).
Location 362 Tyrrel Road
Millbrook, Hudson Valley, New York, United States
Coordinates 41°45′37″N 73°44′50″W / 41.760352°N 73.747095°W / 41.760352; -73.747095Coordinates: 41°45′37″N 73°44′50″W / 41.760352°N 73.747095°W / 41.760352; -73.747095
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Established 1930; 87 years ago (1930)

Innisfree Garden is an American nonprofit public garden in the Chinese style.

Located at 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, New York, the 150-acre (61-hectare) garden has streams, waterfalls, terraces, retaining walls, rocks and plants based on principles of Chinese landscape design. Most of the plants are native, and rocks come from the local forest.

Tyrrel Lake (40 acres (16 hectares)) is a large, deep glacial lake from which water is pumped into a hillside reservoir, and thence to the garden's water features.


The garden was established between 1930 and 1960 as the private garden of Walter and Marion Beck, inspired by the garden of 8th-century Chinese poet and painter Wang Wei (王維) (698–761).

It opened to the public in 1960 under the direction of landscape architect Lester Collins, the Chair of Harvard University's Landscape Architecture program.


The garden is open Tuesday through Sunday, from May 7 to October 20; an admission fee is charged. ($6 on weekdays, $8 on weekends)

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