Cape Cod & The Islands


Chappaquiddick Island

14 acres

Enter a secluded world of designed Japanese elegance in this garden of exotic and native plantings that encircle a serene pond.


Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Facilities & Accessibility
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


Nestled on the island outpost of Chappaquiddick, Mytoi (pronounced “my toy”) is an intimate Japanese-style garden flourishing with both native flora and exotic plants, offering visitors a destination for quiet contemplation. Sheltered by a lovely pine grove, the preserve includes a small pond and island—habitat for turtles, frogs, and goldfish—non-native and native flowers and plants, and a trail leading toward Poucha Pond and the salt marsh.

Ideas for Your Visit

Follow winding footpaths through a birch walk, camellia dell, stone garden, and hillside garden. A rustic shelter offers a broad view of the garden and a chance to become immersed in the meditative qualities of the landscape. Walking the easy, half-mile Salt Marsh Trail offers beautiful vistas of the salt marsh and the pond, and at Poucha Pond, you might even spy osprey fishing from the sky. Benches are located at designated spots along the trails.

Watch this video made by Mytoi volunteers:

Admission & Hours

Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $5

Admission paid at Mytoi or Wasque provides visitor access to all three Chappaquiddick properties for that day.

Open 9am-5pm, daily.

We welcome school and youth groups for experiential educational programs. Please visit our Education Page for details and to initiate a visit request.

Directions & Contact Info

Dike Road
Chappaquiddick Island
Martha’s Vineyard, MA 02539
Telephone: 508.627.7689

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Edgartown-Chappaquiddick ferry, take Chappaquiddick Road 2.5 mi. At sharp right curve, continue straight onto Dike Road (dirt road) and follow for 0.3 mi. to entrance and parking area (15 cars) on left. Roadside parking not permitted and is strictly enforced.

Facilities & Accessibility

  • Public restrooms (year-round portable toilets).
  • Picnic tables.
  • Bike rack.
  • Fresh water by hand pump located at entrance (seasonal).

Property Map

Free trail map distributed from bulletin board in the parking area. Please understand that supplies periodically run out.

We recommend that you take a photo of the map on your phone so you can refer to it during your visit, or download a trail map before you head out.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Hunting is not permitted at this reservation. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties.
  • Please use marked pathways to lead you through the garden.
  • Please keep your voice low to help maintain a tranquil environment for all visitors.
  • Please carry out all trash.
  • Plants and animals are at home here; please leave them be.
  • Please refrain from biking or dog walking within the garden’s fences.
  • Picnic tables are available for your enjoyment.
  • Volunteers help us keep Mytoi Gardens so beautiful. Please lend a hand – or a rake – at this special place!
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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During the late 1950s, Hugh Jones, an Edgartown resident and architect of Japanese design, began a journey to design the garden that would become Mytoi. Jones was its creator, designer, and caretaker, doing all of the plantings and landscaping himself, until his passing in 1965. His family placed Mytoi Garden in the hands of another Edgartown resident and local conservationist, Mary Wakeman. Mary continued the Japanese design of Mytoi, overseeing its evolution into a beautiful garden that provided the additional benefit of free access to the public.

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Had a wonderful walk through with friends. The closer you look, the more little garden secrets you uncover!

Kathy W, TripAdvisor Reviewer

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