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Yaddo Gardens

Address: Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-0746
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Formal rose and rock gardens are part of the magnificent Yaddo estate, a working artists' community.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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3 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
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 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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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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