Garden Fun for Everyone!
The formal garden along with the Discovery Gardens - the Garrison Garden, Children's Garden, and Three Sisters Garden - offer opportunities to enjoy and learn about plants and explore how agriculture on the Fort Ticonderoga peninsula has changed since French troops planted the first gardens here in 1756. The following programs are offered June - October.
Children's Garden Tour: July & August
11:45 (Meets near the greenhouse)
Explore the flowers, vegetables and herbs in themed displays; a garden for kids that adults love too! Tour length: 20 minutes
Herbs must be harvested regularly to achieve best results. Our gardeners discuss the individual plants in the herb garden, their uses, and explain how to harvest different types. Visitors are encouraged to touch, smell, and taste as well as help iHandsHands-on Horticulture: July & August
People of all ages are invited to find out about fragrant lavender or easy iris division, become a citizen scientist or learn how to dry garden flowers for arrangements and craft projects. (Ongoing 1:30 – 3:30)
Making Sense of Lavender- July 1 – 11 (Weekdays)
Play an active role in our historic garden by helping deadhead the lavender border. Learn about this popular plant and create a sachet to take home. It’s scentsational!
Ladybug Investigators- July 14 – 25 (Weekdays)
Ladybugs are fascinating and friendly! Join us as we learn to identify these creatures and appreciate the work of beneficial insects in the garden. Earn your investigator's badge and join the army of citizen scientists collecting data on lady beetles.
Details coming soon! July 28 – August 8 (Weekdays)
Iris Division Days - August 11 - 29 (Weekdays)
Discover the history of the bearded iris, learn practical growing tips, and try your hand at dividing the rhizomes of this popular perennial. Take your divided root home and grow a piece of history! Our annual iris sale runs concurrently with the program, including weekends.