Ticonderoga The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will officially welcome autumn with its annual plant sale and harvest market.
The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The annual plant sale and harvest market has a festive atmosphere and spirit of sharing that I really enjoy,” said Heidi Karkoski, Fort Ti curator of landscape.
The plant sale will offer a variety of perennials from the historic gardens. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and dig visitor’s selections. People are encouraged to bring their own bags, boxes or bins.
“Fall is a great time to add perennials to the home garden, so this is a chance for gardeners to fill in areas that need some attention with mature plants from the historic garden and at the same time purchase fresh, local produce,” Karkoski said.
The harvest market will offer vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Favorite recipes using King’s Garden vegetables will be shared by garden volunteers. Pumpkins and other locally grown items will also be offered by neighboring farms.
The day will also include other activities.
“New this year is a gorgeous quilt inspired by the peonies and brick paths of the King’s Garden that will be raffled at the conclusion of the event,” Karkoski said. “Garden volunteer Pat Geh created the quilt. Tickets will be sold throughout the day and are available at the museum gift shop.”
Also new this fall is the”Heroic Corn Maze Adventure.” The six-acre puzzle uses clues about the fort’s history to help visitors solve the maze in a field of corn adjacent to the King’s Garden. Tickets and information is available at the Log House admissions area.
There will also be watercolor painting and a fall leaf hunt that explores the trees found on the garden grounds
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 June 1 through Oct. 10 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.