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This spectacular five-acre fountain garden combines French and Italian design elements with American electrical technology. The highest fountain jet rises 130 feet. When the full display is running, 10,000 gallons of water recirculate each minute through 380 fountainheads, scuppers and spouts. Three evenings a week during the Festival of Fountains the water is illuminated by 674 red, blue, green, yellow and white lights in a computer-controlled extravaganza set to music.
When walking through the garden one can enjoy the decorative water canals and fountain basins made of carved Italian limestone. The garden is surrounded by Norway maples that are pruned every winter into a giant cubed hedge. Providing a green backdrop for the entire garden are hundreds of trees.
Noteworthy plants: Norway maple (Acer platanoides), English boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), white mulberry (Morus alba)
Please note that the fountain schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to severe weather or special events.
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A team of Longwood Volunteers gathers horticultural highlights from the Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory. Download a pdf of their top picks for the week, including photos and locations.
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Journey to the wild, remote flood plains of South America and to the great gardens of Europe and North America to discover Victoria, the waterlily queen.
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When you visit our Idea Garden you will discover something new: our first-ever Trial Garden on view for our guests. This square space houses more than 250 cultivars within 10 genera: Clematis, Dahlia, Paeonia, Capsicum, Agastache, Salvia, Pentas, Lantana, Colocasia, and Canna.
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Enjoy family-fun activities, an outdoor concert, and behind-the-scenes experiences.
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