Yaddo Garden Association
Work in the Gardens
Returning volunteers start April 30
New volunteers start May 7
Volunteer in the gardens!
June 18 through September 4
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.