Tag: Horticulture

Garden and Landscape Symposium 2018

By Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturist in Residence Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden for the Seventh Annual Garden and Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Geared towards both beginning and experienced gardeners, this daylong symposium provides helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in upstate New York and northern New England. […]

$2.45 Million Grant to Support Fort Ticonderoga’s Plans for Pavilion Restoration and Adaptive Re-use

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a $2.45 million grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Empire State Development (ESD) as part of their Arts & Cultural Facilities Improvement grant program. The grant award was announced at the 2017 New York State Regional Economic Development Council Award Ceremony in Albany, NY. […]

Top Late-Season Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturist in Residence A question I have often received over the years is “what can I plant for late season color?” The problem, I realized, is that many gardeners buy their flowers early in the season, so have predominantly early-summer blooms. When I started at North Country garden, I was always busy […]

3 Tips for Better Conversations with Visitors

After all the work that goes into a great living history portrayal–long nights of sewing, hours of driving to be at an incredible historic site–meaningful conversations with visitors make it all worthwhile. You have said, “Hello,” and you have sparked their interest. Here are three ways to make this conversation count. Be Present Whether cooking […]

Strategies to Control Deer in Landscapes

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturist in Residence, King’s Garden Horticulture Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont Deer have become one of the most serious problems in gardens and landscapes, including the King’s Garden.  If you’ve been there near closing time, you may have seen the staff putting up the single strand electric wire fence around the beds […]

Calling all GROUPS!

It’s time to turn the page and experience all that 2017 has to offer. Whether you are planning a school field trip, a group outing, a youth overnight experience, or a scout day trip, Fort Ticonderoga has something to make each trip an unforgettable experience! Here are 19 ideas along with useful information to help […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant from International Paper for Shoreline Buffer Garden

The Ticonderoga International Paper Foundation has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant supporting a shoreline buffer garden designed to educate visitors on how native plants prevent erosion, provide a buffer on the Lake Champlain shore, and promote pollination. Specifically, the $1500 grant will be used to purchase the plants, compost, and mulch for the shoreline […]

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Sixth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Sixth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 8th in the Mars Education Center. Geared for both beginning and experienced gardeners, this day-long symposium provides helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in upstate New York and northern New England. This event is open […]

17 things we are looking forward to in 2017!

2016 was so last month!  It’s time to turn the page and experience all that 2017 has to offer. Whether you are making summer plans to visit the Lake George/Adirondack area or you are just interested in everything at Fort Ticonderoga, here are the top 17 things we are looking forward to this year: More opportunities […]

Chipmunks in the Garden

By Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturalist in Residence If you’re like me, or the gardener’s in the King’s Garden, you’ve experienced a banner year for chipmunks in the garden.  I’ve been lucky—they’ve merely uprooted new plants and seedlings.  In the King’s Garden they’ve not only done this, but climbed flower stalks to end buds of lilies […]