The fruition of two years’ work and $90 million recently debuted, according to a report in The Washington Post by Adrian Higgins.
“Modern advances in fountain engineering and lighting technology in the digital age — not to mention Longwood’s deep pockets — promise a dazzling display of dancing water by a shape-shifting troupe of liquid costumed in a rainbow of changing colors,” the article stated.
The renovation leverages a legacy of fountain innovation that stretches back to even founder Pierre S. du Pont’s time, and expands the spectacle from 380 to 1,719 fountains that propel lighted and choreographed water up to 175 feet in the sky.
Longwood Gardens’ new fountain garden now goes on display during shows of 12 minutes daily at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM, plus an additional 7 PM show of 12 minutes and a 9:15 PM show of 30 minutes on Thursdays through Saturdays.
Even more special will be five additional fountain-and-fireworks shows this year, scheduled for July 2, July 22, Aug. 12, Sept. 2, and Sept. 16.