Please note: Our Gardens at Yaddo will be closed on Friday, June 10.

The roses begin to bloom in mid-June and 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.

Our Gardens at Yaddo will be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Limited parking is available at the entrance to our Gardens. Please park only in the designated area, or your vehicle may be towed. Please note: Busses 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. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

Summer drop-in tours of the Gardens at Yaddo are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, from June 25 through September 4 for $10 per person. Visitors should meet at the main garden gate at 11 AM. During racing season, drop-in tours are offered on Tuesdays from July 19 through August 20 at 11 AM for $10 per person. Cash or checks only, please.

Docent-led tours for private groups may be arranged by contacting Yaddo via this web form.

All tours include historic information about Yaddo. The Yaddo Mansion is not included on the tours.

If you are unable to visit at a time when there is a guided tour being offered, you may download this self-guided walking tour (PDF).

The grounds of Yaddo, including our Gardens, are a privately funded, nonprofit artist retreat established by the Trask family in 1893. Our Gardens are the only area on the grounds of Yaddo that are 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!