King’s Garden Party at Fort Ticonderoga: Lords and Ladies of the Garden

 

King's Garden Party

(Ticonderoga, NY) The Annual King’s Garden Party will take place inside the historic walled Colonial Revival garden of Fort Ticonderoga on Sunday July 10, from 5:00-7:00pm. This year’s party theme will embrace the time period of the 1920s and reflect the theme of “Lords and Ladies in the Garden.” This event is a benefit to support the preservation and educational programs for the exquisite King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga. Advanced tickets required. For more information call 518-585-2821 or visit www.fortticonderoga.org.

Guests of the King’s Garden Party will enjoy afternoon tea, champagne, wine, classic cocktails, conversation, music and elegant faire, provided by Mazzone Hospitality. Enjoy the scenery and take a stroll back in time with music provided by the Hamilton Street Jazz Band. With prizes given for; best vintage attire, best theme attire, best hat, and best coordinated couple, celebrate the Lords and Ladies in the Garden by dressing in your favorite 1920s apparel. A silent auction will be featured.

Margaret “Peggy Darrin”, Honorary Chairperson, will be honored for her many contributions to Fort Ticonderoga, the Kings Garden, and her love of history and horticulture.

Sponsors for the King’s Garden Party include: Amtrak, Glens Falls National Bank, International Paper Ticonderoga Mill, Pepsi, and the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

About the King’s Garden

The King’s Garden highlights Fort Ticonderoga’s historic layered legacy and is an awe-inspiring place where guests can roll up their sleeves and dig into centuries of horticultural history. Restored to its 1920s Colonial Revival style, The King’s Garden teems with thousands of flowers, carefully arranged by color and form, guiding the brick walls and walkways alongside the garden. Designed by Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America’s first female landscape architects, the history of the garden is celebrated in the name, The King’s Garden.  This term originated from 18th-century military maps of the garrison garden and was fondly applied to the Colonial Revival garden that followed a century and a half later.  Today this name extends to include the 40-acre developed landscape, together with the formal garden near Fort Ticonderoga.  The King’s Garden maintains its features from each era that it shaped, preserving history and horticulture.  The domestic landscape is interwoven with military features of the 18th-century battlefield, extending from lakeshore to forested hills above the stone fort.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo: Photo credit: Fort Ticonderoga. The King’s Garden Party will be held July 10th

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