The Yaddo Garden Association is a volunteer organization whose activities are supported through annual memberships and the contribution of time and effort on the part of gardeners and docents. Generous contributions made the complete renovation of the pergola in 2009 and the restoration of the statue of Christalan in 2014 possible, and other restoration work is planned.

There are two ways to join the Yaddo Garden Association: by making a monetary gift, or by volunteering (some people do both!).


Individual $35.00-$49.00

Senior/Student $25.00

Family $50.00 to $99.00

Contributor $100.00 to $249.00

Patron $250.00 to $499.00

Sponsor $500.00 to $999.00

Benefactor $1,000 and above

Become a Yaddo Garden Association Member

Membership Benefits

Individual, Senior/Student, and Family members receive:

the biannual newsletter Yaddo Garden Association Potpourri; listing in Yaddo’s annual report; and an invitation to the YGA’s annual membership meeting.

Contributors receive:

all the benefits above plus one free scheduled drop-in tour of the Yaddo Gardens for Contributor and a guest.

Patrons receive:

all the above benefits plus invitations to any special events hosted by the YGA.

Sponsors receive:

all the above benefits plus a special slideshow presentation of “Yaddo Gardens: A Garden of Love,” to be shown at a prearranged time.

Benefactors receive:

all the above benefits plus a special invitation to the annual volunteer recognition party at the Yaddo Mansion.

Volunteer Membership

Requires 15 hours annually of volunteer work either in the gardens, as a docent, or doing other work for YGA. Hours can be cumulative among these three areas. Volunteers are conferred the benefits of Individual Members plus an Invitation to annual volunteer recognition party at the Mansion.


As anyone who gardens at home knows, hoses, gloves, and topsoil add up. Donations ensure that routine upkeep gets done, so that we can concentrate on fundraising for the restoration of major garden features. Even if you can’t join the YGA at this time, a contribution of any amount will be greatly appreciated.

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