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Yaddo Gardens

Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Formal rose and rock gardens are part of the magnificent Yaddo estate, a working artists' community.  Yaddo is a 400-acre estate originally owned by... more »
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Upstate NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visited a little late in the season, but the gardens were still serene. I especially enjoyed the fountain and statuary. Tip: the pea gravel on the paths can be hard to walk on if you are wearing heels.

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Sarasota, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely place to walk and enjoy. Very peaceful and pretty. I really enjoyed the rose garden and statues. Wish I could tour the house!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Yaddo Gardens, part of the Yaddo, estate offer a rare glimpse of the opulence that once was Saratoga Springs. The Mansion, a famous artist colony, is not open to the public, but the garden below, with its beautiful lattice work, fountains and flowers is, and is free and open to the public. If you are in the area, you... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was exciting to visit Yaddo, after reading about it for so many years. Although we could only visit the gardens and see the big house from afar, it was thrilling to think that in the nearby cottages, some of the world's greatest writers had gone on retreat.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Once one hears about the lives of the Trask's, one can't help but "feel" the love that they had for each other and their children. The planning and foresight given to Yaddo was such a deep commitment to future artists - totally unique. Certainly turning a tragic situation into something forever good for the world witness by extension, as our... More

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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Every time I've been in Saratoga Springs, NY, I've wanted to see the gardens but never did so until this month (August 2014). Wow, what a wonderful surprise it was, almost like a secret garden. The grounds are gorgeous and perfect for anyone who is seeking a quiet place to unwind and relax. For me, this was an opportunity to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just dropped in for a quick visit after checking out. Ended up staying until forced to leave. Such a beautiful place. Leave enough time to see and enjoy the entire experience.

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Spacious grounds, open lawns, well groomed gardens, classic elements of design. Check out the sundial and the large trellis'd walkway, then meander into the wooded section with its small ponds and rock formations. There's a stately mansion high on the hill that can be admired from afar only. Nice place to visit at no cost to guests and it's easy... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nicely laid out and the home was a bit like Downton Abby. It truly must have been special back in the day but the gardens were lovely.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After reading the book The Lady of Yaddo about Katrina Trask, I was looking forward to seeing this historic site. The gardens were not in bloom when I went in July, although the garden design and landscaping was pretty and the historical write-up is interesting. The biggest disappointment is that you cannot tour the house, nor even get close to... More

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