As part of National Garden Week June 4-10, and back by popular demand, mark your calendars for the return of the King’s Garden Plant Sale on June 10 from 10am-4pm! Help Fort Ticonderoga with the historic garden’s stewardship and take home your very own living legacy from the walled King’s Garden.
Visitors have the option to purchase their own beautiful and historic pre-potted King’s Garden flowers or dig their own selection with the guidance of our experienced garden staff. Favorite divisions and whole plants will be available in dozens of varietals including, but not limited to, Iris, Day Lilies, Hosta, Tiger Lilies, Coneflower, Bee Balm, Yarrow, and Astilbe. Garden seeds are also available for purchase at the Museum Store inside the Log House Welcome Center.
“As the largest garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, Fort Ticonderoga staff takes great pride in the stewardship and livelihood of this nationally recognized garden,” said Fort Ticonderoga president & CEO, Beth L. Hill. “During our Campaign Season, visitors have the opportunity to explore the 6-acres layered with history, savor the fragrant heritage flowers, and discover how Fort Ticonderoga cultivates its gardens today to feature its incredible history.”
Admission to the King’s Garden Plant Sale is free for Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders and Fort Ticonderoga Members, and included in Fort Ticonderoga general admission for the public.
About the King’s Garden
Gardens have been part of Ticonderoga’s history for centuries. The walled Colonial Revival King’s Garden was originally designed in 1921 by one of America’s first female landscape architects, Marian Cruger Coffin. The formal elements – a reflecting pool, manicured lawn and hedges, and brick walls and walkways – are softened by a profusion of annuals and perennials, carefully arranged by color and form. Heirloom flowers and modern cultivars are used to recreate the historic planting scheme. French, British and American armies found nourishment in the vegetables grown in the fertile gardens located below the fort walls along the shores of Lake Champlain. In the 19th and 20th century, the lush and historic landscape transformed into a unique private country American estate. Museum founders, Stephen and Sarah Pell celebrated Ticonderoga’s defining Colonial and Revolutionary history while adding new gardens and orchards to the landscape.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, center of learning and major cultural destination. Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year on site with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is owned and operated by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a non-profit educational organization which serves its mission to preserve, educate and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Fort Ticonderoga reaches more than 30 million people through its digital outreach each year through its Center for Digital History and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2023 All Rights Reserved.