Ride to Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, NY

Event date: 
Sun, 06/23/2024 - 10:15am


We are riding into Dutchess County, where we will stop and enjoy the beautiful grounds at Innisfree Garden in Millbrook, NY.

"Recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,” Innisfree is a powerful work of art and an iconic postwar design. Over sixty years in the making, it is the masterpiece of landscape architect Lester Collins, with early contributions by his clients, artist and teacher Walter Beck, and gardener and heiress Marion Burt Beck. At its core, Innisfree is about the individual’s experience in nature. Inviting exploration and even contemplation, Collins’ sweeping landscape merges the essence of Modernist and Romantic ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles in a form that evolved through subtle handling of the site and slow manipulation of its ecology. The result is a distinctly American stroll garden — a sublime composition of rock, water, wood, and sky achieved with remarkable economy and grace." (From their website.)

Ride includes a lunch stop at the Iron Furnace in Verbank, NY, after the garden visit.

Meet:  10:00AM at Panera, 5A Sugar Hollow Rd, Danbury

KSU:  10:15AM

Leader:  Curt P, RC

Admission:  $10 for the general public; $5 seniors (65+) and children (ages 5–15); Free for Innisfree members

Admission fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover).

It takes about 90 minutes to explore the garden at a leisurely pace, longer for the enthusiast, so please plan your visit accordingly.

Come ready to be outdoors. Wear walking shoes. The terrain can be rough, paths are not paved, and the garden is large. 

Click here for more info on Innisfree Garden

Click here for restaurant

Event location:
362 Tyrrel Rd
Millbrook NY 12545

Closed Event: Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member.  All guests must sign an event release. Be aware, all rides and events are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Event Coordinator: