This summer, use a single admission ticket to explore both the awe-inspiring fountain display at Longwood Gardens, as well as 13 fantastic and whimsical garden follies displayed throughout Winterthur, for the estate’s first garden exhibition. Be delighted by two glorious du Pont gardens, located only minutes apart in the historic Brandywine Valley just outside of Philadelphia. Follies and Fountains includes one-day Gardens Admission to Longwood Gardens and one-day General Admission to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, to be used between June 4 and August 31.
Fountains at Longwood
We are not only one of the world’s great display gardens, but also home to the most significant fountain collection in North America. The jewel of the fountain collection is the Main Fountain Garden. The culmination of the legacy and vision of our founder Pierre S. du Pont, the Main Fountain Garden combines classic landscape design with stunning architecture, innovative technology, and extraordinary fountains. Daily fountain performances are at 11:15 am, 1:15, 3:15, and 5:15 pm. Evening hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays include a 7:15 pm performance and a 30-minute illuminated performance at 9:15 pm, set to a variety of musical genres.
Follies at Winterthur
From the 22-foot-tall Needle’s Eye floating in a pond to the Chinese Pavilion, from the pagoda-topped Latimeria Summerhouse to the Faerie Cottage with a thatched roof, Winterthur’s first garden exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, will delight visitors this summer. Thirteen fantastic structures are located throughout the estate for visitors to explore and enjoy. The Follies exhibition can be enjoyed on foot or from the garden tram. A one-mile walking loop takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. The main path through the garden is wheelchair and stroller accessible. During the exhibition, the garden will be open until dusk. All admission tickets include Enchanted Woods, a three-acre garden for children, and an introductory tour of the mansion.