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Main Fountain Garden Returns May 27, 2017

Our Main Fountain Garden will once again dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved Italian limestone, undulating boxwood, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams. Join us for Summer of Spectacle May 27–September 30.

New Heights Online Exhibit

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Discover even more about the revitalization of our beloved Main Fountain Garden in our new online exhibit:! Watch videos, see historic images, and hear the stories that tell the history of the Garden and our vision for its future.

More About New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project

Listen to the experts discuss the project!

This exciting project will focus on:

  1. Honoring Our Legacy
    Founder Pierre S. du Pont first turned on the fountains in 1931 after spending 20 years designing and building them
  2. Old World Charm and 21st Century Technology
    Architecture, restoration, and sensitive new design features are central to this project
  3. A True Engineer’s Garden
    10,000 gallons of water circulated per minute; 100s of jets, pumps, nozzles; 1000s of lights, and more
  4. Garden Design
    Harkening back to a European aesthetic, which was Mr. du Pont’s original intention
  5. The Fountains
    Reaching new heights, preserving legacy fountains, extending the season, with innovative and exciting new features
  6. An Extraordinary Experience
    Immersive, welcoming, with more seating and access to all 5 acres, enhanced lighting, expansive pathways

Our Main Fountain Garden inspires and delights all who experience its magic. In 2017 the jets will shoot higher, the lights will shimmer brighter, and the fountains will continue to enchant our guests.


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