The Fountain Revitalization Project
We are undertaking the largest project in our Gardens' history as we begin the resoration and renovation of our beloved Main Fountain Garden this fall.
As steward of one of the world’s great fountain gardens, our aim is to protect and preserve this invaluable piece of Longwood’s heritage built by our founder, Pierre S. du Pont. Since its debut in 1931 it’s been in continual use and is in desperate need of this restoration and repair.
This exciting project will focus on four important design issues:
- Preservation of the legacy of Pierre S. du Pont’s original design
- Restoration of the architectural features you’ve come to love
- Creation of a new mechanical and electrical infrastructure to support its use for future generations
- Amplification of the landscape and fountains of this European-inspired garden
Check back on longwoodgardens.org on September 25 for more about this exciting project!
As the project progresses, there will be special programs, exhibits, tours, and opportunities for you to learn more about the experts and artisans involved in this important endeavor. In addition, we are planning new, awe-inspiring experiences so that Longwood remains a world apart experience for you.