June 14, 2017
Longwood Gardens unveils its $90 million fountain garden

An hour or so after sunset on Saturday evening, visitors to Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia are due to see the debut of a fountain garden rivaling any in history.

Dancing fountains have been the subject of garden theater for hundreds of years, but the arrival of Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden and its first illuminated public show promises a display that Europe’s old ruling grandees could not have imagined but no doubt would have loved.

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.

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