Thirteenth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium 

April 5, 2025

The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Thirteenth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 5, 2025. This program features practical strategies for expanding an improving your garden and landscape. We invite you to join us, whether you are an experiences gardener or just getting started, for helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates.

Those who are unable to travel to Ticonderoga for the symposium can sign up to participate online through Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History using ZOOM.


Kerry Ann Mendez
Kerry Ann Mendez

Inspired Garden Design Lessons from Magnificent Gardens and Gardeners — Stunning gardens will be our classroom for emphasizing striking design essentials that elevate gardens from ordinary to sublime, regardless of the hardiness zone or sunlight conditions. We will consider texture, movement, color, repetition, focal points, vertical elements, and more. Tips and shortcuts to maximize color and reduce maintenance also will be covered. Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning garden educator, author, design consultant and proprietor of Perennially Yours based in southern Maine.

Confirmed Speakers and Topics:
Reimagining Forests — What is a forest, why are forests important, and what does it mean to take care of them? Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, for a presentation that will invite you to reimagine forests, ecosystems, and our relationship to them. As the Chittenden County Forester, Ethan Tapper advises private landowners, municipalities, conservation organizations, foresters and loggers on the responsible stewardship of forests. Ethan also writes a column for 10 community newspapers and a quarterly column for Northern Woodlands magazine, maintains a YouTube channel, leads dozens of public events throughout New England each year, and is the author of How to Love a Forest to be published by Broadleaf Books in September of 2024.

More details coming late summer 2024.

Event Details

Date & Time:

April 5, 2025 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Admission Price:

See registration page

Additional Information:

This is a hybrid event. In-person will be held in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga; virtual will be presented on Zoom.

Venue Details




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