Spend an elegant evening in the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga with music, food, cocktails, a silent auction, and good company. The 15th Annual King’s Garden Party will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. This year’s theme will reflect the 1920s and Prohibition Era, highlighting the era of the beautiful colonial revival garden. Tickets are $60; advanced reservations are required. For more information or to request an invitation contact Martha Strum at MStrum@fort-ticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821 ext. 226.
Guests who attend are encouraged to wear 20th-century Prohibition Era attire; prizes will be given for creative effort! Music will be provided by the New York Jazz Trio and the event will be catered by the Mazzone Hospitality Group. The Garden Party supports Fort Ticonderoga’s educational mission, including all horticultural programs. Honorary Chairpersons for the 15th Annual Garden Party are members of the Beaty Family, longtime Fort Ticonderoga supporters who helped make the King’s Garden restoration possible.
Inspired by the 18th-century military gardens, museum founders Stephen and Sarah Pell established the first ornamental garden on this site in the early 20th century as part of the restoration of the fort and their home, the Pavilion. The garden space became known as the “King’s Garden,” a reference to the jardin du Roi planted by the French soldiers of Carillon. By 1920, Sarah hired Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America’s first female landscape architects, to design a new formal garden plan. Coffin’s carefully planned garden became a place of quiet retreat for the Pell family as well as a place of entertainment for distinguished visitors and guests. The story of preservation, horticulture, and hospitality continues today.
Fort Ticonderoga is an independent non-profit educational organization. All proceeds for the King’s Garden Party support Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. A special thanks to the following event sponsors: Amtrak, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga, Bridgepoint Communications, Glens Falls National Bank, International Paper Ticonderoga Mill, Pepsi, Trustco Bank, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, and individual sponsors.