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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 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

      Monday, September 16

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      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.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

      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, September 17

      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 expert staff. 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, September 18

      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 Ecology Walk

      Learn more about our native meadows and the plants and animals that call them home. 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 expert staff. 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, September 19

      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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our expert staff. 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.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Friday, 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

      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

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our expert staff. 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.

      5:00 pm

      Wonders of the Waterlilies

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

      6:30 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Saturday, 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

      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

      Spotlight Talks

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

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Meet Us in the Meadow

      Discover pollinators, feathered friends, and an abundance of plants while celebrating and exploring this incredible habitat. Free with Gardens Admission.

      1:00 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.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Sunday, September 22

      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 expert staff. 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

      John Widmann

      The city carillonneur for Frederick, Maryland, John Widmann has toured the US and Europe as a recitalist.

      2:00 pm

      Gina Chavez

      Multi-ethnic cultural ambassador Gina Chavez traverses the Americas with her collection of bilingual folk-pop songs.

      7:30 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