Gardens at Ten Broeck

View of gardens with Ten Broeck Mansion in background.

  • The grounds and gardens of the Ten Broeck Mansion are private property maintained by the Albany County Historical Association.  The Ten Broeck Mansion gardens are open free to visitors taking self-guided tours of the site and/or are registered for museum tours and programs. To ensure a welcoming experience for all, please follow our garden regulations.
  • 9:30-5 pm – April-November
  • 9:30 am – 4 pm October-March

Free educational materials, self-guided tours, and children’s educational kits and activities are available free via our Garden Kiosk.

Architecture & Garden Tours

Our gardens are cared for by the volunteer efforts of Ten Broeck Garden Volunteers who meet the first and third Friday of the month (April-October).  We welcome new volunteers: contact us to learn more.

Garden Regulations

  • Please pack in and pack out all that you bring with you (leave no trace).
  • Dogs on a leash (6 feet or less) are permitted.  All pet waste must be removed immediately.  Please do not allow pets to use garden beds to relieve themselves.  We do not permit unleashed pets of any kind.
  • No smoking or vaping.  No alcohol consumption.  No littering.
  • Our gardens are an ecosystem.  Respect wildlife: do not feed or provide water to birds or other animals, please enjoy watching them as they find natural materials to eat.  Please do not touch or handle wildlife.  Keep pets away from wildlife.
  • Personal sketching, painting, and photography is welcome.  Please contact ACHA staff in advance for permission and scheduling if you are teaching a class, bringing a group of 3 or more, or using equipment (easels, tripods, etc.).
  • The ACHA reserves the right to charge use fees for tours, classes, and any other meetings or gatherings.
  • Tour groups must secure written permission in advance from ACHA staff.  The ACHA reserves the right to approve and charge fees for tour groups, including garden visits.
  • All filming, recording, or photography is by advance written approval from ACHA staff and a must have a rental permit.  We consider professional filming any photography or filming.  The only exception is brief snapshot-style poses for personal use, using a phone and/or handheld camera only.
  • The grounds contain many historic trees.  Visitors should be aware of the possibility of falling limbs when walking under trees on our site and use caution.
  • Please use care on our historic walkways and grounds.  Be aware of occasional groundhog holes or other uneven surfaces.
  • No running or rough horseplay.  No walking or access to sloped areas.
  • No bathing suits or sunbathing.  Clothing (top and bottom) must be worn.
  • No metal detectors, surface collecting, digging, or excavation on any part of ACHA property.
  • Light lunches (brown-bag type) may be brought in, but no parties, buffets, hammocks, additional chairs and tables, or tents may be brought in or used.
  • For 2023, garden rentals are on hold.  Thank you for understanding.
  • Individuals not following these regulations will be asked to leave the property immediately.

These regulations are subject to being updated at any time.  Please check for current regulations.