Iris Division Days in the King’s Garden are a great time to take home bearded irises to add to your own perennial bed. 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. The King’s Garden experience is included in Fort Ticonderoga general admission. For additional information about the King’s Garden and other programs, visit the Fort Ticonderoga website at www.FortTiconderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. The King’s Garden is open through October 13 from 9:30 am – 5 pm daily.
“Discover the history of the bearded iris, learn practical growing tips, and try your hand at dividing rhizomes of this popular perennial,” said Cameron Green, King’s Garden Program Supervisor. “Take your divided root home and grow a piece of history!”
The King’s Garden horticulture team at Fort Ticonderoga will be offering division instruction and planting tips Monday through Friday August 18 through 29 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The rhizome sale takes place during the entire period, including weekend days. The Garden is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm 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 11:45 am and 2:45 pm, followed by the popular “Breaking Ground” tour featuring the site’s beautiful and historic gardens.