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About this Outdoor Garden
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!
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.