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Fountains, Gardens, and Landscapes
Topic Started: November 3 2017, 01:39 PM (174 Views)
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This topic is a place to discuss and show off Landscaping, Gardens and of course Fountains. Places that take the time and effort to to more then just plant grass. From city parks to Botanical Gardens. Have fun and share.

Kicking off this topic
Heres a tour of a place every fountain lover, or garden lover, must visit at least once in your lifetime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXt6_GAY0jA&t=853s&list=WL&index=339
Edited by mrceagle, March 22 2018, 11:59 AM.
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That is a beautiful place.
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I actually perfur that place over Six Flagís Great Adventure. And I am not saying that because I hate Six Flags, but because I really do like it that much. I also perfur it over Dorney Park(and maybe even Kings Dominion).

There fountain collection is a huge bonus, and the renovated main fountain garden I would dare say is the greatest fountain ever made.
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I could see that. I wish more parks put that much focus on landscaping and fountains.
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I feel the need to post this right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mCbLJyWyb8

This is perhaps the best fountain in the world.
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Very nice fountain. there is a lot of love there.

LOL, The song at the end is an older version of a song by Yanni. It's one of his songs used in the fountain at EPCOT.
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The fountain and fountain show at Epcot isnt quite as good as the one in the video, and the fountain feature as a whole isnt nearly as good as the Main Fountain garden that was in the video.

Here is one of their illuminated fountain shows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEYMdSIuwFk&list=WL&t=0s&index=100

While it didnít have fireworks when I saw it from this past September, it did play the planet suites from Gustav Holst(although it does play one of them in the video).
Edited by SROS Master, March 21 2018, 11:38 PM.
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I can tell by the video that this was a bigger fountain then EPCOT. It also has all those smaller fountains that are part of the show.

The song at the end was simple used for the slide show. I was making the connection.

I think this is becoming quite the topic I think I'll split this into it's own topic.
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Few know that Busch Gardens got its start as Botanical Gardens and hospitality centers are the companies breweries. While Williamsburg and Tampa grew into big park s other location never developed past a couple attraction wound were closed before the end of the 80's.

here is a video of the LA Bush Gardens.
https://youtu.be/OtXTp5Pedqw

here is a video about its history
https://youtu.be/6dN_YIqVuSc
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I'd like to see if we can get some traction to this thread. are there any gardens or fountains anyone would like ti see more of?
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I had no idea it use to be a garden place. That explains how it gets the award for best landscaping at an amusement park.

Not totally into gardens, but I do like some aspects of it. There is one garden that I really like though, and that is Longwood Gardens(the place where I have posted videos of from earlier). I may revisit there for their fireworks show.

This video should inspire people to give this place a try.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX1DUqQ2wqg
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I didn't realize this place is in Pennsylvania
https://longwoodgardens.org

Sounds like they put a lot of love into this place. Wiki has this place in development since the early 1700's with a more traditional visitor setup since ht mid 1800's. it's over 1,000 acres with 20 greenhouses.

Impressive!
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The guy who created Longwood Gardens, Piere du pont, was a huge fountain fan. Infact he had seen an indoor fountain display when he was a kid, and immediately became a fan. Just like how I became a fan when I first saw that big fountain the Burlington Mall use to have.
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Nothing wrong with that. fountains can add so much character to a location.

One of my favorite things at Greeley Park is the fountain. though I wish the old one in the bathrooms building still worked. Also the fountain was rebuilt and is a bit more modern and has fewer jets but still there.
early 1900's post card.
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And lets not for get The large fountain setup in the Nashua river at the north end of main street. visible from the Franco American park.
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I'll post a photo of the Nashua library fountain soon.

Here is a photo of the fountain at the Nashua Library

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I have heard of that fountain before. That park reminds me of what Canobie would have looked like way back in the early 20th century.

There use to be a bikeshop at that bridge near that fountain when I was a kid, and I would stare at the top of the fountain whenever it was in view.

Wow, didnít even know about that fountain. Last summer I took a couple pictures and a short video of a fountain in Nashua at a business park near exit 8.
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It's in the small water way by Crown plaza. I think there is also a small fountain about half way down main street It could just be a stone planter but I saw it being built last summer.

Not a Fountain per say but they built a new park on Ledge street a few years back on a plot of land where a building burned down. there is a splash pad for families to use in the park.
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I know of that fountain too. But there is actually another fountain in that area located on that courtyard between DCS corporation and Eastern Bank.

It is a showerhead fountain with the center nozzle shooting higher than the others.

Not exactly sure about a fountain down at that part of Nashua, but there is a small fountain located over at that green area in Hudson NH just after you cross the bridge over Merrimack River.
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OK didn't know about that one.I am in that area all the time but have never walked around hat courtyard in that area.

When it gets warmer I'll have to take a day and track some of these down. Get more photos.
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While exploring an attraction I had not heard of before i foudn otu that they also offr a fountain show. The Island in Pigeon Forge offer a night fountain show.
https://youtu.be/zQXQwXKCYy8
https://youtu.be/FQHODX8nmuw
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Nice. Though I am spoiled from Longwoods illuminated fountain show to be jawdropped impressed by that.

Not exactly a fountain show, but it has fountains in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtNDFwWwgs
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Everyone should recognize this place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3xBwahZa8Y&list=WL&index=1
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Yes the fountain rejections in the Disney show are cool. SFGAdv had a show using the fountain screens when I visited themed to Quest for Camelot.

That second video has a lot of wonderful fountains.

I know the one I posted is small but it was a pleasant surprise. they could have not had a pond or fountain and dissented used the land for another building. so good for then.
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I don't have any photos but there is a big fountain near the Market Basket in Milford. It's between two large rock towers and the fountain shoots the water straight up just past the top of them. It's set up in a small pond
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^I know which fountain your talking about. That is a really cool fountain. I drivin past it hundereds of times whenever I go hiking in the Wapacks. I sure hope that fountain doesnít go anytime soon.

I even found a picture of it just now.

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I was just by there the other day. The fountain wasn't running but it's still not warm enough to get them up and running.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBQSA7QKZkQ&list=WL&index=19
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Very cool. You have to admire a man that was able to take something he loved and bring it to reality. Reminds me a bit of Disney seeing the European parks and small themed parks around the country and world and inspiring him to create Disney land.
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I thought of Longwood as the Walt Disney World of fountains, including the amount of detail I noticed, especially the main fountain garden.

I would love to meet Du pont if he was still alive. Your probably gonna hate me for this, but I admire him more than Walt Disney. He was the only man I know of, who was passionate enough about fountains, and had enough money, to create a fountain and garden lovers paradise. Plus, I am a huge fountain lover!
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I don't see anything wrong with that. Is this the same DuPont like in the Dupont chemicals?
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I'm not sure, Now that you mention it It could be.

I stopped by and got some photos of the fountain at Bentley's Roast beef in Amherst NH. I didn't have lunch there sin I was n the area before they opened. but This new water feature is next to a new outdoor patio they installed a year or so ago.

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Yes Du pont made a living with chemicals.

I do recall seing that waterfall. This is also another fountain located at a pool store across from the Walmart in Amherst.


If we ever revisit Whistler during the summer, this would be one place I would like to go to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6rRn9jN-bw
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Very nice garden.

Yes there is one at the pool store but its not up and running yet. they have a nice lighting package on that one and it look great at night.
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I discovered this fountain garden in Portsmouth NH, called Prescott park. They have a few nice small fountains.

Heres one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d9ypU1wHGc
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Nice find. I've only walked around that area a couple times so I really haven't been able to explore the area.
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The fountain near Heavenly donuts in Windam NH was running today.l
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Nice, I drov by the factory in Milford the other day and their fountain was running as well.

I'm in Manchester at the moment and can't think of any fountains near me. I can see a park across from the hospital and a center circle that has a fenced in light. All I can think of is that a fountain would look so much better there
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I saw that factory fountain in Milford yesturday. It kinda reminds me of this cool fountain you see on the way to Carowinds heading south of the Charlotte area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id4Cmjr4tdM&list=WL&index=2

Its not this one, but I like the music.
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Nice fountain. I also like the music.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xU65bonNU&index=162&list=WL&t=0s

Skip to 0:33
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wow, Stunning fountains
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