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.
Discover even more about the revitalization of our beloved Main Fountain Garden in our new online exhibit: newheights.longwoodgardens.org! 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:
Honoring Our Legacy Founder Pierre S. du Pont first turned on the fountains in 1931 after spending 20 years designing and building them
Old World Charm and 21st Century Technology Architecture, restoration, and sensitive new design features are central to this project
A True Engineer’s Garden 10,000 gallons of water circulated per minute; 100s of jets, pumps, nozzles; 1000s of lights, and more
Garden Design Harkening back to a European aesthetic, which was Mr. du Pont’s original intention
The Fountains Reaching new heights, preserving legacy fountains, extending the season, with innovative and exciting new features
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.