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Saratoga Springs , NY 12866
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Visit the beautiful Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs featuring a variety of gorgeous plants and flowers including a rose garden and rock garden. Open from 8a.m. to dusk.
Create lasting memories! A visit to Yaddo Gardens is perfect for....
- A romantic stroll with your partner
- A delightful afternoon with your grandchild
- A peaceful place to admire nature
- A tranquil hideaway to sit and think
- A stunning setting for your wedding ceremony!
Come see what the fuss is all about at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs... admission is free!
Guided garden tours of Yaddo are also provided in mid June through Labor Day. The tours are $5 and on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tours start at 11 a.m. and start near the large fountain at the entrance of the gardens. Private tours are available if arranged ahead of time.
About Yaddo in Saratoga Springs NY:
Yaddo is a breathtaking 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Founded in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, Yaddo is a home- away- from- home for artists of all mediums to get their creative juices flowing in an uninterrupted, tranquil environment. Picturesque rose and rock gardens are part of the estate and is the only ground open to the public from 8 a.m. till dusk.
Yaddo offers residencies to about 200 dedicated artists each year. Artists who are eligible must be at a professional level. Applicants are accepted based on their quality of work and professionalism. Artists are required to stay at Yaddo for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of five - The fee to stay at Yaddo is minimal—a $30 application fee and -$5 to $10 fee for media uploads.
Yaddo welcomes artists that fall in the following categories: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.
Many famous artists have visited Yaddo—James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter and Clifford Still, to name a few.
Even before Yaddo was built, the land on which it resides had a source of creative power. Before the Trask’s bought the property, the land was owned by Jacobus Barhyte—a Revolutionary War veteran. There was a farm house, gristmill and tavern on the property. The tavern at Yaddo used to be a hangout for legendary writers from the 1830s and ‘40s. It’s been said that Edgar Allan Poe wrote part of “The Raven” at Barhyte’s tavern!
Yaddo is a serene and inspiring part of Saratoga Springs history. The captivating rose gardens, exceptional greenery and Italian marble statues are brilliant. This world-renowned Yaddo estate is worth seeing, whether you’re an artist looking to create, or just an admirer taking in the beautiful scenery.
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