Yaddo isÂ a retreat for artists in Saratoga Springs. Our mission is to provide artistsÂ time, space, and privacy in which to pursue creative work. Each year, YaddoÂ welcomes over two hundred artists from all over the world for stays from twoÂ weeks to two months, at no cost to them.
WhileÂ most of the estate is reserved for the exclusive use of our guests, the publicÂ is able to enjoy the Yaddo Gardens, designed and built by Spencer Trask for hisÂ wifeÂ Katrina in 1899. Since 1992, the dedicated volunteers of the Yaddo GardenÂ Association have maintained the gardens and restored various features andÂ ornaments toÂ their original condition. The public is welcome to visitÂ between 8 a.m. and dusk, all year.
VolunteersÂ of any age are needed to work in historic gardens. Docents are needed forÂ tours. Training is provided.
312 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Contact Person: Lynn Farenell, 518-584-0746,Â gro.oddaynull@llenerafl 9-5pm.