Behind The Scenes at Longwood Garden: Italian Water Garden

Recently, I had the opportunity to join a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most picturesque areas of Longwood Garden – the Italian Water Garden. Pierre DuPont designed this garden after a visit to Ville D’Este

Visitors are not allowed to wander around this particular garden making it  a special treat to gain access to this area. I have to say that it is even more spectacular up close. It is good to see Longwood Garden loosening up and sharing some of its behind the scenes secrets with the public.

A couple scenes from the garden.

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Related link: Behind the Scenes: Production Greenhouses


One response to this post.

  1. I regret that when I was in Italy years ago I didn’t have time to go to Villa D’Este. I hope to make up for that oversight on my next trip.

    I’m sure you have seen the water gardens in Washington, D.C. There’s the FDR Memorial and a great water display at Meridian Hill Park on 16th Street N.W. Washington.

    Also, the National Park Service water gardens at Kenilworth are not showy water features but have a great variety of water plants:


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