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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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Beautiful garden... with a spooky sad background

The flower and rock gardens are beautiful, and sits on the property that is home to an artist retreat - well a mansion. You cannot tour the mansion - as they provide privacy for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Melissa H
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The flower and rock gardens are beautiful, and sits on the property that is home to an artist retreat - well a mansion. You cannot tour the mansion - as they provide privacy for the guests. But you can still see it from the lawn and it is old and beautiful. I won't ruin the intrigue... there is a sad/spooky... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

perhaps it was just too early in the season to judge, but the property, though green, was not properly tended except for the mowed lawn; beddings were in dire need of weeding. the mainstay is an artist retreat which is off limits to public visitors

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Galway, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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