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Festival of Fountains Season

Festival of Fountains

Now–September 29, 2019

Color Your Summer

See summer’s every hue as fountains dance, gardens shine, and spirits soar during our vibrant Festival of Fountains. From our colorful Illuminated Fountain Performances (including some nights when you pick the performance!) ... to lively family programming ... to good-as-gold horticultural displays, a splashy summer awaits you ... day and night.

Let our colors wash over you.

On View Now–September 29, 2019

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required Thursdays–Saturdays if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Sell Out Likely.

Fountain Performances
Now–October 27

Enjoy more daily fountain performances than ever before.

Illuminated Fountain Performances
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Now–October 26

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

Fireworks & Fountains Shows
September 1 and September 28

See the night sky in a new light on these captivating evenings.

Enjoy a World of Fun in Our Gardens
Live Music in the Beer Garden
Waterlily Display
Everything About Aquatics

Join Senior Horticulturist Tim Jennings as he takes you on a journey through our Waterlily Display in our free online course.

Color Your Summer
The Gardens
Interactive Map

Visit our interactive map to explore the Main Fountain Garden before you visit and navigate to highlighted features while in our Gardens.

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      Upcoming Events

      Friday, August 23

      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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm

      Saturday, August 24

      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

      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

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm

      Sunday, August 25

      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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Mister G

      Acclaimed bilingual musician Mister G captivates families worldwide with his blend of Latin rhythms, bluegrass, and storytelling.

      7:30 pm

      Monday, August 26

      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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Tuesday, August 27

      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

      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

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Wednesday, August 28

      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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Thursday, August 29

      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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm
      Explore our Seasons

      Masterworks of Ikebana along with masterfully grown chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens this fall.

      October 3–November 17, 2019

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

      November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020

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

      January 18–March 22, 2020

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

      March 29–May 3, 2020