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The Garden of Ideas is located

in Ridgefield, Connecticut, approximately one hour

north of New York City.





Big Frog 

What can I do at the garden?

Relax, stroll, sit, birdwatch.   Enjoy the gardens and outdoor sculpture.     Children will enjoy Find the Garden Gnome, the lily pond, the sandbox.

Isn’t the Garden of Ideas a farm?

Garden of Ideas founder Joe Keller runs a farm operation.    To learn more, visit the farm website.

What does it cost to visit?

There are no fees or admission charge to tour grounds.   Donations are gratefully accepted  - look for donation boxes.

When is the best time to visit?

All seasons are lovely.  May and October are stunning.   

How long do I need to tour the grounds?

An hour is a good amount of time to wander.    If you have children, you may want to allow more time.

How large is the Garden of Ideas?

Approximately eight acres.

Who owns the grounds?

Founders Joseph Keller and Ilsa Svendsen own five acres.   Terry Keller owns two adjacent acres.   Transfer of ownership to Friends of Garden of Ideas is planned for future.

Can I get there by train or bus?

Public transportation options are limited.     It is possible to take a taxi from train station.