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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Innisfree Garden

362 Tyrrel Road
Millbrook, NY 12545

845-677-8000

http://www.innisfreegarden.org/

Open from May 7th to October 20th
Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday & legal holidays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday - Tuesday except legal holidays

From 1930 to 1960 Innisfree was the private garden of Walter and Marion Beck. Today open to the public, you can visit the 150-acre garden in which Chinese landscape design has been reinterpreted in the creation of a unique American garden. 40-acre Tyrrel lake is glacial, most of the plant material is native, and the rocks used in the design have come from the immediate forest.