Terrace

Terrace

Garden Hours, Admission and Facilities

When people come visit New York, this is the garden I love to take them to.
Martha Stewart, “Innisfree Garden,” The Radio Blog (2010)
  • Innisfree is open the last two weekends in April and, starting in May, five days a week and legal holidays through the third weekend in October.
    • Wednesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm
      Free to Innisfree members and children 3 and under, $6 for the general public
    • Weekends and legal holidays, 11am – 5pm
      Free to Innisfree members and children 3 and under, $7 for the general public
    • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except legal holidays
    • It takes approximately 90 minutes to tour the garden (longer for the enthusiast), so please plan your visit accordingly.
    • There is a designated picnic area, some seating throughout the garden, and public restrooms.
    • Portions of the garden are handicapped accessible, but most is uneven terrain.

Group Visits

Groups are welcome, and busses can be accommodated, but reservations are requested. Please see the Group and Guided Tours page for more details or or fax 845 677 9343 with group details and contact information.

Directions

Innisfree is located just 4 miles off the Taconic State Parkway in Millbrook, New York. Bicycles in the garden are forbidden, but cyclists are welcome to leave their bikes in the parking lot during their visit.

map of innisfree gardens and vicinity

From the Taconic State Parkway and points west on Route 44

  • From the north or south on the Taconic, take the US44/Poughkeepsie/Millbrook Exit. Do not take the Tyrrel Road Exit as a portion of the route is impassible.
  • Turn east on to Route 44 toward Millbrook.
  • Continue 1.7 miles east from the Taconic to Tyrrel Road (on the right). Watch for the blue Innisfree Garden sign. If you reach the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center on the left, you have just passed Tyrrel Road.
  • Turn right on Tyrrel Road and proceed 1 mile. The garden entrance is on the left.

From points east on Routes 44, and 82

  • Turn left on Tyrrel Road approximately 1,200 feet past the intersection of Routes 82 and 44/Sharon Turnpike, and just past the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center on the right. Watch for the blue Innisfree Garden sign.
  • If you are coming from the Village of Millbrook, Tyrrel Road is 2.1 miles west of the traffic light at the intersection of Route 44/Franklin Avenue and Routes 82 and 343.
  • On Tyrrel Road, proceed 1 mile. The garden entrance is on the left.

By train

  • Innisfree Garden is about 15 miles from the Poughkeepsie Train Station, in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is served by both Amtrak and MetroNorth trains. This station is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes from Penn Station (Amtrak) and 1 hour and 40 minutes from Grand Central Station (MetroNorth), both in New York City, and 1 hour from the Albany/Rensselaer Station (Amtrak). Taxi cabs are readily available at the Poughkeepsie station, but you MUST schedule your return trip as the garden is isolated, cell phone service is unreliable, and there is no public telephone.

Garden Etiquette

So that all guests may enjoy their visit, please remember the following garden guidelines:

  • Watch your step throughout the garden.
  • Do not climb trees or on rocks.
  • Do not litter.
  • Keep children under close supervision.
  • Service dogs are welcome, but pets are not allowed.
  • Picnic only in the designated area.
  • Do not pick flowers or any other plant parts, and do not damage plants.
  • Do not swim, fish or throw anything in the lake.
  • Recreational sports, including ball, Frisbee and cycling are prohibited.
  • No fire, alcohol or portable radios.

Photography and Permissions

  • Visitors are welcome to take photographs or video for personal use.
  • Commercial photography, including weddings, portraits, and any other photo and video shoots, must be arranged through the Innisfree. Please see the page for more information.
  • Media representatives wishing to use Innisfree’s own images, are likewise asked to contact Innisfree. Again, please see the page for more information.