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Yaddo Gardens

Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0746
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Owner description: Formal rose and rock gardens are part of the magnificent Yaddo estate, a working artists' community.

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Albany, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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WI
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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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