Yaddo

Our Gardens will reopen for the season in June. Stay tuned for details.

We will no longer be offering tours. However, admission to the Gardens is free, and you may download this self-guided walking tour. The Gardens will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Closed Fridays)

The Yaddo Garden Association—a volunteer club that maintains the Gardens—has been working diligently to help us prepare the grounds. We are deeply appreciative of their efforts as well as those of the students in the area BOCES program. 

Plan Your Visit

The roses begin to bloom in mid-June and reach peak season from about the third week of June through July, and then peak again in mid- to late-August. The rock garden is in bloom from mid-June through mid-September.

Limited parking is available at the entrance to our Gardens. Park only in the designated area, or your vehicle may be towed. Buses and coaches are not permitted.

All pets must be kept on a leash, and under leash control at all times. It is a city law that you clean up after your pets. 

Prohibited: Loud noise including music from car stereos or personal devices; littering; fishing. Do not go off the marked paths or enter Private areas. Trespassing is never permitted.

The grounds of Yaddo, including our Gardens, are home to a privately funded, nonprofit artist retreat. Our Gardens are the only area of Yaddo that is open to the public. We ask that you respect the privacy of our artists-in-residence, and not go beyond the Gardens during your visit. Thank you!

Explore Further

Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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