The Conservatory Garden, which opened in 1937, was inspired by three types of garden design: English, French, and Italian. The Center Fountain, with its simple and geometric design, reflects the principles of Italian garden design that include order and balance. The jet fountain creates a single column of water that collects in a basin and is framed by a symmetrical arrangement of plantings, including a large lawn defined by hedged evergreens and the wisteria pergola, a large trellis.
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Take a behind-the-scenes tour with Conservatory Garden staff as we explore this urban gem.
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