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Garden Photo by Lynn Farenell
Garden Photo by Lynn Farenell


June 18 through September 4

The Yaddo gardens are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk, free of charge, with the exception of Travers Day, typically the last Saturday in August, when they are closed.

Docent-led garden tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-June through Labor Day for a small fee. In addition, docent-led garden tours are also offered on Tuesdays during racing season. In 2016, guided tours begin Saturday, June 18, and end Sunday, September 4.

Guided Tours meet at the main pond by the garden gate at 11 a.m. and cost $10 per person. Tours include historical information about Yaddo, the Trask family, the Mansion and the gardens.

In addition, private group docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to your group by contacting Yaddo at 518-584-0746.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, contact the Yaddo office at 518.584.0746.

Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours (2015)

Friday, September 18 through Friday, October 30

Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors!

"Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours" will be held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., from Friday, September 18 through Friday, October 30. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. Cost is $10 per person. Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group from September 18th through October 30th. Contact Yaddo at 518.584.0746 for more information.

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All photos above 2008 Yaddo Garden Association