Main Fountain Garden
About This Garden
Nowhere else in the world is there a setting that marries fountains, theater, and garden, establishing our Main Fountain Garden as the finest performance fountain in the world. As the culmination of the legacy and vision of Pierre S. du Pont, the garden combines classic landscape design with art, innovation, technology, and extraordinary fountains.
Main Fountain Garden fountain performances will return May 6, 2021.
Enjoy daily fountain performances May 6–October 31, 2021
Enjoy Illuminated Fountain Performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings May 6–October 30, 2021.
Please note: All Membership levels, except Gardens Premium Members, must make reservations at this time. Timed Admission Tickets are required.
“The epic effects of the new performing fountains ... may make the observer forget the beauty and significance of the garden itself, which is one of the largest and most alluring classical revival landscapes in the country.”
—Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
Pierre S. du Pont used early 20th century technology to mimic the 17th & 18th century gardens he visited in Europe. See how we maintained his vision.
Explore the other-worldly Grotto at Longwood Gardens, a surprising new addition to the revitalized, 5-acre Main Fountain Garden.
Learn how our Main Fountain Garden performances were crafted in the past, and meet the technologies used to make the fountains dance today.
Hear from those at L'Observatoire International who designed our nighttime lighting of the revitalized Main Fountain Garden.