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About this Outdoor Garden

The scenic beauty of this area, combined with the sounds of chiming bells and a cascading waterfall, creates a pleasure for all the senses.

One of Longwood Gardens’ most photographed and much-loved areas, the Chimes Tower and Waterfall were built using stone unearthed during the Main Fountain Garden construction.

Please note: Starting mid-October 2014, Caryopteris Allée will be temporarily closed due to restoration and renovation of our Main Fountain Garden. We apologize for any inconvenience. Find out more about New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project. And be sure to explore what's On Now in the Gardens!

History of this Garden

These popular Longwood attractions were completed in 1931. Water for the man-made cascade comes from a reservoir under the Eye of Water. Until 1956, the Tower housed 25 tubular chimes that played melodies from punched paper rolls. Electronic chimes were then used for several decades until a 62-cast-bell carillon was installed in the Tower in 2001.

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