Recognized as one of the world’s ten best gardens, this 150-acre garden is filled with streams, waterfalls, and terraces. Innisfree Gardens in Millbrook, NY is open and ready for visiting via reservation through their website.
Beginning in the early 20th century, the Innisfree Gardens were cultivated by Walter Beck and Marion Burt Beck. Today, the gardens are a prime location in Milbrook because of their various beautiful features.
The iconic gardens are most renowned for their Chinese and Japanese garden design that, when combined, create a lovely American stroll garden. At Innisfree, you can take guided and group tours for 1.5 hours. Two main tour options are self-guided tours and privately guided tours. The former tour option allows groups to explore the gardens on their own, whereas the latter allows visitors to schedule a private guided tour with the landscape curator. Groups of 12 or more must make reservations prior to visiting. Innisfree also offers in-depth tours that aim to recount the history of the gardens. These tours include admission to the gardens and can range from groups of 12 to 55. School groups can also tour the grounds by scheduling a visit in advance via email.
Other features of Innisfree include private events and photo/film shoots. The gardens can host private events from weddings to business events. What better place to host your event than a colorful floral wonderland? The backdrop of the gardens is also the perfect location for photoshoots. If you’re looking to shoot your wedding, engagement photos, family photos, individual portraits, or virtually any other private event photography, the gardens are a fantastic option.
Aside from private events, Innisfree also hosts a variety of their own events. Some past events at the gardens include Native Trees and Shrubs for Northeastern Gardens, Garden Portraits, Curator’s Tour, Fall Foliage Day, Garden Conservancy and an array of holiday-based events.