Please note: The private Gardens at Yaddo are open to the public Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gardens will be closed October 2, 2022. On the following Saturdays—September 17 & 24 and October 22 & 29—Yoga sessions will be offered at 9:30 AM. All are welcome to attend, but you must pre-register. Otherwise, the Gardens will open at 11 AM on Yoga Saturdays.

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.

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.

Drop-in ghost tours of the Gardens at Yaddo are offered on Fridays and Sundays, from September 16 through October 30 (excluding September 30, October 2 and October 7) for $10 per person. Visitors should meet at the parking lot entrance to the garden at 4 PM. 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!