In the late 1920s, Walter Beck and his wife, Marion Burt Beck, began work on Innisfree, their country residence. Walter Beck’s fascination with Asian art influenced his ideas on garden design. The estate has a lot of little "pocket gardens" and there are berms that make the landscaping intriguing. They also have rocks placed in various area to make the landscape more captivating.
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Lee coming across the meadow and walking around a berm.
Not sure what kind of mushroom or toadstool this is.
A pocket garden
Great Blue Heron
There really is no clear cut path through the rolling meadows and the pocket gardens. You just have to head toward something you find interesting. We did a lot of back tracking because the garden was so pretty.
Another pocket garden
It was a warm day so I cooled off in the spray from the fountain!
We walked around the lake and I think the lady we paid for our entrance fee of $6 each said that it was about a mile around the lake.
This area is called "The Point"
Great Spangled Fritillary (female)
We walked across this bridge at the end of the lake and then followed a wooded path back to the area where we started the garden walk.
This fountain is above the bridge and at the start of the woods. We sat down in this area for awhile and rested. Thank goodness we had water with us because it was really getting warm out and we just needed to cool off a little under the shade trees.
I love cattails!
Okay, I wouldn't mind owning this cabin. We loved the screened in porch.
If you are ever in the area and need to do something to calm your nerves, this is the place to accomplish that. It is just a peaceful, tranquil place to wander.