Yaddo Garden Association
Work in the Gardens
Returning volunteers start April 26
New volunteers start May 3
Volunteer in the gardens!
June 14 through August 31
The Yaddo Garden Association, founded in 1991, is dedicated to the
restoration and preservation of the gardens at Yaddo. The gardens
consist of both a rose garden and a rock garden. Volunteers of the
Yaddo Garden Association do all phases of garden work. The Yaddo
Gardens are open to the public seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to dusk.
The gardens feature a variety of plants which peak throughout the season. The roses begin to bloom mid-June and are at peak from about the third week of June through July and then peak again mid to late August. The rock garden is in bloom mid-June through mid-September. The remainder of
the estate is private and may be visited only on special occasions.
Yaddo, founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife
Katrina, herself a poet, is an artists' community located on a
400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. To find out more about the artists'
residency program, go to
Yaddo's home page.