Tour the restored 1920's Colonial Revival King's Garden, the site of the original Fort Garrison Garden. The King's Garden celebrates the Pell family's commitment to preservation and agriculture at Fort Ticonderoga for nearly two centuries. Immerse your senses in the colors and scents of the Discovery Gardens and marvel at sweeping lake vistas and stunning natural beauty of Fort Ticonderoga's landscape! The King's Garden is open May 25 through October 14, 2013.
Thurman neighbors join to welcome guests, all illustrating some facet of man's relationship to and dependence on nature, and the need to sustain the resources that sustain us. Presentations are informal and interactive, for all ages.
Intermittent guided woods walks with Gary Martin and Bill Kenney to identify trees and medicinal plants, and learn about selective cutting and sound woodlot management practices. Gary displays old tools used by Adirondack woodsmen and gives demonstrations of a modern band saw mill.
Got newspaper and ad fliers? Wini Martin shows bead-making. Ask how she extends the skill to make unique gifts to commemorate a special occasion. Wallpaper? Kids will fold origami boxes to take home. See stained glass stepping stones.
Descendents of Native Americans demonstrate and discuss skills passed down through the generations:
? Cheryl Kenyon shares language of the Mi'kmaq
? Sally Feihel honors her Mohawk ancestors by
sewing dream catchers & medicine bags.
? Bill Kenney, Abenaki, discusses healing plants.
? Donna Wormwood, Abenaki; art/craft that is
from and about nature
Local author Persis Granger leads a "green" take-home activity and tells how the main character of "Adirondack Gold" learned lessons about sustainability in the 1800s.
Woodworkers John Welch (carved wooden spoons) and Bob Brooks (signs, candle holders, coat racks, lamps, small tables, coat tree made from logs, and comfort birds).
Join local herbalist Nancy Scarzello for a hands-on demo as we plan and plant our herb garden for this year's growing season. We'll cover plant placement and how to choose perennial, biennial and annual herbs. Learn which plants do best from seed, how to make divisions, retail sources for herb seeds and plants, and everything we do to give our herb garden a fresh start for a new season. Help to revamp this year's King's Garden while getting a jump on your own with extra "volunteers" and divisions to be taken home. 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (rain date June 5th). Cost: $20 includes instruction, site admission from 2 pm, handouts and take-home plants. Friends' members - $15. Advance reservation required by calling 518-585-2821
Check out the beautiful King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga.
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