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About this Outdoor Garden

Open Through mid-October

This show-stopping, five-acre fountain Garden recirculates 10,000 gallons of water a minute and features 380 fountains, including a jet that rises 130 feet.

The Garden combines French and Italian design elements and erupts with 5-minute shows at 2:00 pm daily through October 12.

New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project

We will be undertaking the largest project in our Gardens' history. In mid-October, we will begin the restoration and renovation of our beloved Main Fountain Garden. Find out more.

History of this Garden

Inspired by the success of the Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains, Pierre S. du Pont unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931. The goal was to rival the fountains he had seen in Europe and at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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