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Festival of Fountains Season

Festival of Fountains

Now–September 30, 2018

End Your Summer With Us

Visit our Gardens to experience all the elements that make summer so incredible. Make a splash with our fanciful fountain shows in the Main Fountain Garden, explore three miles of walking trails winding through our ever-changing Meadow Garden, and engage in fresh-air family time from atop our treehouses. When it’s time to relax, unwind in our starlit Beer Garden or share a spectacular sunset during our extended evening hours Thursday through Saturday. Do all this—and much more—and complete your summer checklist in the beauty of our Gardens.

Please join us for:
—Fountain Performances daily in our Main Fountain Garden and Open Air Theatre.
Illuminated Fountain Performances and Live Music in our Beer Garden on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

—Our Outdoor Performing Arts series.

Please note: Illuminated Fountain Performances continue through October 27 and Daytime Fountain Performances continue through October 28 during Autumn’s Colors.

Memorable moments await your every turn.

On View Now–September 30, 2018

Timed Tickets Required.

Free Timed Member Reservations Required after 3:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Sell Out Likely.

Fountain Performances
Daily Now–October 28

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

Illuminated Fountain Performances
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Now–October 27

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

Fountain Shows
Daily Now–January 6, 2019

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

Our Guests Love the Main Fountain Garden
Live Music in the Beer Garden
Live Music in the Beer Garden

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 5:00–8:00 pm

Sit with family and friends under the stars and enjoy live music in our Beer Garden.
Weather permitting.

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      Upcoming Events

      Wednesday, September 19

      American Birding Association Monthly Bird Hikes

      Search our Meadow Garden for species that call the area home. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Wonders of the Waterlilies

      Learn more about the pools, plants and fish that are part of this amazing display. Free with Gardens Admission.

      10:30 am

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Thursday, September 20

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Friday, September 21

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Saturday, September 22

      Beginner Bird Hikes

      Join our experienced volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on an easy hike through the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks

      Join our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

      10:30 am

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Sunday, September 23

      Meadow Birding Hikes

      Join our experienced birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow Garden in search of our resident and migratory bird species. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Margaret Pan

      Margaret Pan is a freelance carillonneur in the Boston area, performing regularly at Cohasset and Norwood.

      2:00 pm

      Monday, September 24

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Tuesday, September 25

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm
      Explore our Seasons

      From the beauty of our Meadow Garden to children enjoying our Garden Railway, this is one of our liveliest seasons.

      October 4–November 18, 2018

      Organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and holiday horticulture fill our Gardens with festive cheer.

      November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019

      Our talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with our artful display.

      January 19–March 24, 2019

      Breathe in the fresh air, watch as the landscape awakens, and relish the beauty of spring in our Gardens.

      March 30–April 28, 2019