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Iris Division Days slated at garden

— Iris Division Days in the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga provide an opportunity to take home bearded irises to add to personal perennial beds. As part of the “Hands-on Horticulture Program” the public is invited to learn about the division of iris rhizomes. Guests will be able to take a piece home along with planting instructions. Additional rhizomes will be available for purchase.

King’s Garden staff at Fort Ticonderoga will offer division instruction and planting tips Monday through Friday, through Aug. 26, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The rhizome sale takes place during the entire period, including weekend days.

The garden is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and offers a number of educational tours and programs.

The Fife & Drum Corps leads a daily procession of visitors from the fort to the King’s Garden at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by a guided tour of the garden.

The King’s Garden is a restored pleasure garden located on the site of Fort Ticonderoga’s original six-acre Garrison Garden. The colonial revival King's Garden built in the 1920s, celebrates the Pell family’s commitment to preservation and agriculture at Fort Ticonderoga for nearly two centuries. Tours, educational programs, and demonstrations highlight the beauty and history of the garden throughout the season. The Discovery Gardens outside the walls and acres of manicured grounds offer an idyllic setting for exploration and relaxation.

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