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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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Mayfield, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As an area native, it was not until a few years back that I discovered Yaddo Gardens. A serene place where you can clear your mind and take in the colors of the beautiful flowers. To me it has a Roman Garden feel, something evokes a Maxwell Parrish ambiance. The garden is a place to bring your camera, it is... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The entire place looks like an English Garden -- immaculately laid out with fountains, terraces, marble statues and a fish-pond. The Huge Gothic Mansion, the dark shady woods at the back and the pergola and trellises in the front, all contributed to give it an aura of romance, tranquility and serenity. The large fountain at the entrance is lovely and... More

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Kingston, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went because of the reviews, and it was a really fun trip. We went in the middle of July, so we missed the bloom which was a bit of a let down. They also seemed to be doing a lot of maintenance on the grounds, but overall it was still fun. The best part, on the way out, we... More

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Boston MA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

easy to park, free, flowers need to be in bloom otherwise it can be skipped...........................................

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a beautiful garden - mostly roses - but tucked into the back of the grounds is what they call a rock garden. It is populated with many wildflowers and ferns set in a wood that provides shade and sun for the many understory plants that prefer milder light. We visited in early June, when most of the roses... More

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Albany, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've lived in the area 35+ years and want to come each summer, but never found the time to visit the gardens before. It's gorgeous! Beautiful area to walk around - with the statues and scenery, it's like taking a step back in time. It's also the sort of place meditators go in their minds' eyes. VERY peaceful, very historic... More

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