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King's Garden to host annual harvest events

TICONDEROGA - The King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will host its Harvest Market and Autumn Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Heidi Karkoski, Fort Ticonderoga's curator of landscape, said "The Harvest Market and Autumn Plant Sale provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to enjoy the rich bounty of the King's Garden."

Freshly dug perennials such as Heuchera 'Melting Fire,' Yarrow 'Red Beauty,' and Day Lilies will be available for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own plastic bags or boxes for their purchases.

The Harvest Market will feature colorful vegetables and fruits including pumpkins, melons and leafy greens. King's Garden garlic and seasonal herbs will offer visitors an added autumn zest to family dinners.

Cut flower bouquets featuring Zinnias, Salvia and many other favorite seasonal flowers will highlight the market experience.

A Favorite Place of Resort for Strangers, the book on the King's Garden history, will also be available at a special Harvest Market price.

Harvest Market and Autumn Plant Sale proceeds support educational and programming opportunities at the King's Garden.

As part of the Harvest Market, visitors can relax within the landscape of the King's Garden walls and enjoy a picnic lunch or purchase a take-out lunch from Fort Ticonderoga's Log House Restaurant.

Additional activities scheduled throughout the day include Weekend Watercolors, a self-guided program where visitors are encouraged to use the colors of autumn for inspiration, and garden tours. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about becoming part of the volunteer family at the King's Garden and Fort Ticonderoga.

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