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Address: Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-0746
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Description: Formal rose and rock gardens are part of the magnificent Yaddo estate, a...
Formal rose and rock gardens are part of the magnificent Yaddo estate, a working artists' community.
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Yado Gardens

If you are there when the flowers are in bloom it's a pretty site. A lot of photographers take their models there to shoot and wedding shot are often done there. The main house is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Galway, New York
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Galway, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you are there when the flowers are in bloom it's a pretty site. A lot of photographers take their models there to shoot and wedding shot are often done there. The main house is off limits because resident artists stay there... but the gardens can be gorgeous. If you are looking for something to do when the race track... More 

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Liked the tucked away feel of this beautiful place. The history of the family, house and property is remarkable and the gardens are Gorgeous! Wonderful examples of Italianate sculptures & fountains but the highlight is of course the rose garden. Just remember to be quietly respectful of the Artists that are in residence here, as it is actually a very... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is truly a hidden gem in Saratoga. Worth the visit as we did it with a group of 40 seniors with a docent who was very knowledgeable about the venue.

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Saratoga Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A perfect place to meet your lover. Julie Hill, particularly pleaded with my husband to meet her there. It once was a place of beauty. Now, my heart sinks every time I drive by.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In the Spring, Summer and Fall the gardens are a gorgeous place to wander around. There is so much history ( a good deal of it tragic ) surrounding the mansion, property and Trask family. Last Fall I was lucky enough to go on a tour inside the mansion and it's beauty was overwhelming. Beautiful way to spend a few... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A regular visitor to these beautiful gardens. I won't spoil it but you have to take in the story when you visit not just the sights and scents : )

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Albany, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of many wonderful FREE sights in Saratoga Springs! Although you can't go up to the house, you can drive into the grounds and explore the gardens for free. The gardens have several different individual sections, including a rose garden, fountains, a covered trellised area, and a wooded garden. I've been to many weddings here in the gardens... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a very peaceful morning stroll here during autumn. The color of the leaves reflecting in the pond was spectacular. The formal italian garden is very touching.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Yaddo was open for a rare tour of the house on 9/21/14. This was a fundraiser to raise money for the maintenance/care of the estate. The Tiffany windows in the house were magnificent! A beautiful place. Only complaint is that our particular tour guide read a lot of the information from a book. I realize that Yaddo rarely has tours,... More 

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Upstate NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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