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King's Garden to open

TICONDEROGA-The King's Garden will open for the season on June 1 awash in the colors of the classic bearded iris and other early blooming perennials and annuals.

The garden celebrates the history of agriculture on the Fort Ticonderoga peninsula with tours, programs and special events throughout the season. Opportunities include hands-on family programs, adult learning, daily guided tours, volunteer initiatives and the annual garden party.

The first program in the King's Garden Workshop Series on herbs takes place on Wednesday, June 8, at 1 p.m., "Nature's Wild Herbs Discovery Walk" with local herbalist Nancy Wotton Scarzello. Participants of this 90-minute walk and talk will tour the Healing Herb Garden and the garden grounds and field edges to learn about the traditional and folkloric uses of herbs and wild plants, identification and ways they are used today. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15. The rain date is June 9.

For more information or to register call 585-2821 or email garden@fort-ticonderoga.org. Visit our website for a complete listing of programs in the Fort and King's Garden, www.FortTiconderoga.org

The King's Garden is a restored pleasure garden located on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. 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 a setting for exploration and relaxation.

The King's Garden is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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