If you come with kids, be sure to spend some time in the Children's Garden on the west side of Longwood. There are three main areas in the Children's Garden. First there is the Honeycomb Maze, which is where I took this picture of my nephew Sebastian. He's sitting on the Queen Bee's Throne and having a great time. The next part is the Flower Fountain, which represents the five parts of a flower. The petals form the base of the cement fountain, the pistil and stamens are the water jets, and the stem and leaves represented in the surrounding pavement. The last part of the Children's Garden is the Buzz Trail, which is a brick lined path that represents the flying path of a bee.
Originally the Square Fountain was just a pool that Dupont built in 1908, but later the fountain was added. There is also a Round Fountain just above this one and, of course, flowers surrounding it all.
There are a number of fountains throughout Longwood Gardens. Pictured here are the fountains in the Open Air Theater that Pierre Dupont built between 1913-14. There is a stage where all sorts of musical performances are held. There is seating for up to 1500 guests and throughout the day, there are fountain displays (at 11 am and 1, 3, and 5 pm). The Christmas displays are especially good.
After organ singing along,that was more than fun,we entered Conservatory.I have never thought that it was fun to sing Christmas songs being accompanied by the organ!But it really was!
They made me call them "favourite",but I'd loved daffodills all my life.So they are #1 now among my favourite flowers .
This Main Fountain Garden fountain reminds me Disney's "Sword of stone" picture where the sword reaaly was in! Funny!
That was splendid! thousands of poinsettas,snapdragons & fragrant narcissi formed rivers of red through drifts of floral show! Baskets of flowers hang as a huge balls from the ceiling!
There were wonderful topiary raindeers next to the house,we found even Rudolph the red nose raindeer!No wonder that they call their gardeners "gifted"