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 July - August.
Children's Garden Tour: July & August
11:45 (Meets near the greenhouse)
A garden for kids that adults love too! Explore flowers, vegetables and herbs in themed displays with whimsical flair. Visit the Three Sisters Garden, edible petals patch, heritage plants area and more on this 20-minute tour.
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
Discover the techniques used to keep our garden thriving! Guests of all ages are invited to practice alongside garden staff as they demonstrate seeding, plant division, and care methods for blooming plants. (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!
Sowing & Growing Favorite Perennials- July 14 - August 1 (Weekdays)
Work alongside our garden staff as they propagate perennials from seed. From soil preparation, seeding, thinning, transplanting and care, witness the transformation from seed to plant. Whatever the day's task, visitors are encouraged to join in and try it out!
Divide & Conquer - Daylilies! August 4 – August 15 (Weekdays)
This popular perennial is featured throughout the King's Garden. Our horticulturalist will discuss various techniques for dividing perennials and demonstrate daylily division and care. Practice the technique with our staff for some hands-on experience!
Iris Division Days - August 18 - 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.