Kennett Square, PA
Historic Pennsylvania Garden Fountain Restoration
Located 40 miles southwest of Philadelphia, the 1,083-acre Longwood Gardens has long held a position as one of the world’s most notable display and water gardens, boasting multiple outdoor gardens as well as an indoor conservatory comprised of 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. The site also hosts hundreds of performing arts events which draw thousands of guests to its gardens and fountains each year.
- Technical Consultant
The renovation project encompassed the cleaning and repair of 4,000 pieces of carved Italian limestone, the construction of approximately 1,400 feet of underground tunnels, and the enhancement of Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden, including 1,340 new jets and streams, 30 new flame nozzles, and 1,389 new LED lights.
“OTL served as a consultant as part of an extensive team that worked to modernize and reinvigorate this project while preserving its original character and intent” Wickham Zimmerman // OTL, Chief Executive Officer
OTL worked with general contractor Bancroft Construction and world-renowned water feature designer Fluidity Design Consultants in order to help bring the renovation project to life. OTL helped bridge the gap between a fantastic design, created by the dream team assembled by Longwood Gardens, and the construction, helping to ensure that the design team’s vision was delivered. The result is a breathtaking outdoor spectacular that upholds Longwood Gardens’ long-standing position as a must-see destination in the world of elite water gardens.
- ENR MidAtlantic 2018 Best Projects
- The Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens was the recipient of a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award on June 6, 2018
- 2018 ASLA Design Award Winners
PHOTO CREDITS: Daniel Traub | S. Markey