King's Garden

At the King’s Garden, we celebrate Ticonderoga’s long legacy, including an epic 18th century narrative, landmark preservation in the 19th-century, and monumental restoration in the 20th-century. Come to the King’s Garden to explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Explore the brick pathways in the colorful colonial revival garden designed by Marian Coffin for the Pell family in 1921. Take in all the aroma and color of this 20th century garden and be sure to get rooted in the history of this land by seeing our other five gardensd that demonstrate the layers of horticulture at Ticonderoga. Join a tour of this epic land, or get your hands dirty in one of our hands-on horticulture programs. Interact with today’s gardeners to discover tips to bring home in your own gardens, or talk with our historical gardeners to realize just how vast the history of horticulture is at Ticonderoga. All this, while enjoying the breath-taking beauty of the King’s Garden.

Take a look at our Heritage Breeds program, featuring Red Devon Oxen and Dominique Chickens!

The Seventh Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium will be held at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, April 7, 2018. For more information and to register, click here

Tours:

Breaking Ground: A Tour of the Historic Gardens 

July and August at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. (Begins in the King’s Garden)

September, October at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Begins at the American Flag)

From military garrison gardens to a secluded colonial revival commemorative spectacle of color and light, explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Discover the layers of horticultural history of the Ticonderoga peninsula.

Garden Programs:

Hands-on Horticulture: July and August, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Begins in the King’s Garden)

Discover the techniques that make our garden thrive! Guests of all ages are invited to practice alongside garden staff as they demonstrate seeding, plant division and ways to care for blooming plants.

Centuries of Seeds and Stories
Let our flowers and friendly staff be your guide to the layers of history found in the King’s Garden. Explore how this lakeside farmland was used for French soldiers growing vegetables in 1757 to fresh fruits and flowers for guests at the Pavilion Hotel a century later, and beyond. Walk brick paths of the 20th-century walled garden, a tribute to the soldiers who fought on this ground and a witness to the first historic preservation and reconstruction effort in America.
 

 

Apple Picking:

 

A great fall family visit to Fort Ticonderoga means cool, crisp air, gorgeous Autumn leaves, and picking heirloom apples in the King's Garden! Join us this fall to pick apples by the bag from the Pell family orchard planted in 1911. Your pruning, picking, and apple munching will help keep this orchard thriving for another century.

Apple picking: August - October

Bags of apples are available at the King's Garden Greenhouse for $3.00 each.

Pick your own 1/2 bushel bags are available for $1.00. (A garden staff member will be available to help point out the best, ripest apples).

Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
Be sure to stay tuned for 2018 corn maze availability and a NEW design! 

Share time with family and friends while exploring a unique corn maze located on the shores of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga! Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues along towering stalks of corn. Find clues connected to our story while you make your way through the maze!