Longwod Gardens


October 2, 2006

The fountains  of Longwood  Gardens are lovely.

The changing displays are fascinating, and the sound of falling water is hypnotic.

All the grounds, gardens, fountains, etc., need constant maintenance.  

There are 300 paid staff and 400 volunteers to keep the property in wonderful display at all seasons.

I loved this simple fountain.

Open Air Theatre.
Open Air Theater
Here, the open air stage is ready for actors. 

Every half hour, there is a fountain display with Sousa marches playing.

Pierre Dupont's inspiration was an outdoor theatre at the Villa Gori, near Siena, Italy, although his version was much larger.
Within a year, he equipped it with secret fountains that shot out of the stage floor to drench visiting nieces and nephews.
There are a pair of these fountains in the Conservatory.  Very graceful.

There is a spectacular 5 iminute fountain show several times a day, with 30 minute evening shows and fireworks shows several times a year..

This show and the gardens are hugely impressive.
To take the picture above, I was sitting behind the red flowers on the patio of the conservatory.

The day was beautiful.  After five hours of walking, we felt we had seen only a fraction of the gardens, and we would like to return at other seasons.

We took many pictures, and we would be happy to share them.  Let me know if you want to see more!

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York

Mid Atlantic:  Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing

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Published  10/05/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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