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Festive Friday: Art in the Gardens

Art in the Gardens
Festive Friday

Date & Price

May 17, 2019, 5:00–10:00 pm

Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Sell Out Likely

Lawn and bench seating is available throughout the Main Fountain Garden.

Blanket / Chair Policy for this event: Blankets and chairs are permitted in designated areas after 5:00 pm.

Please note that programs are subject to change. Fountain performances may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Stroll the Main Fountain Garden and watch talented artists from Plein Air Brandywine Valley supporting Children’s Beach House as they create works of art inspired by our Gardens.


  • Live Music in the Beer Garden
    6:00–9:00 pm: Musette Project
  • Live in Pumphouse Plaza
    6:00–8:00 pm: Busker-style entertainment
  • Organ Demos
    5:45 & 6:45 pm: selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition


  • Fountain Refresher
    6:15 & 8:15 pm: Enjoy a fountain show inspired by theater, ballet, and opera
  • Fountains Then and Now
    7:15 pm: Learn about our Main Fountain Garden during a narrated fountain performance
  • Illuminated Fountain Show
    9:15 pm: Pictures at a Fountain Exhibition



  • Spotlight Talk
    5:30 & 6:30 pm: Learn about the history and heritage of our Conservatory and Main Fountain Garden during this free talk. Meet at our Conservatory Information Desk.
  • Behind the Scenes: Under the Fountains Tour
    7:15 pm: Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out (ticket required)
  • Grab a bookmark and go on a self-guided adventure of the Main Fountain Garden with our scavenger hunt

Plan Your Visit


  • Special concessions: Gardener’s Palate—White Wine, Fresh Lemon, Lemon Sparkling Water, Fresh Flower Garnish
  • Artist palette lollipops
  • Make dining reservations for our fine dining restaurant, 1906.
  • Enjoy casual fare in our Café and Beer Garden. Dining reservations are not required.
  • Pack your meal and dine across the street at our picnic area. Please note: outside food is not permitted inside the Gardens.