Choose from all Types of Exterior Fountains

Convert your garden into what you have always desired – a haven of serenity. You can benefit from a water feature by integrating an outdoor fountain to your backyard and creating a place of tranquility. brk-303-2__92712.jpg

A dramatic impact is made when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water high into the air. Large, existing ponds can have one of these incorporated without much hassle. You may have seen one of these in a recreation area or an old estate.

One of the many examples of an outdoor water feature is a classy wall fountain. Even with a smallish yard, it is possible to put in one of these water features. Wall fountains leave an understated impression, contrary to the big impact produced by spouting fountains. It is straightforward undertaking wherein a small jet of water pours outwards in front of a splendidly textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Installing a fountain with a theme depends completely on the layout of your garden. In a rustic themed cottage or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Something unique and bold could be an option for more modern gardens. Just let your creativity to run loose.

The main trait of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a number of different levels. Water moves down numerous tiers in a cascading fountain.

Since external fountains occupy a great deal of space, think about putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs required for these types of water features are hidden underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Include a Japanese fountain if you are looking for a feeling of peace. Bamboo sticks serve as the piping from which water flows in these kinds of water features. Water then flows into a recipient or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

One of the many designs of fountain around is the glass fountain. Featuring shaped metalwork, trellis-style fountains of this type have a more traditional aspect. Water features such as these are ideal for yards with many sharp corners as well as modern forms and designs. As the water streams over the surface of the glass it produces a dazzling impact. In some cases, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows over the glass panels. Often made of fake rock, stone waterfall fountains have water gently trickling down its surface.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. The gurgles and bubbles at the top are the product of the low pressure used to propel the water upwards. Water then streams as a gentle trickle down the sides of the rock to its base. This is yet another option for gardens with restricted space. Water is moved at low pressure in this type of fountain, so you can rest assured that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

The trend of setting up solar powered fountains is becoming increasingly widespread. The lack of cables, the decreased hassle in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. Outdoor solar-powered fountains are available in countless different styles, therefore, you will not have to compromise on which one to purchase.

The First Garden Water Fountains recorded in Human History.

As originally conceived, fountains were crafted to be functional, directing water from streams or reservoirs to the residents of cities and villages, where the water could be used for cooking, washing, and drinking. The force of gravity was the power supply of water fountains up until the close of the 19th century, using the potent power of water traveling downhill from a spring or creek to force the water through spigots or other outlets. The beauty and spectacle of fountains make them ideal for historical memorials. The common fountains of today bear little similarity to the first water fountains. A stone basin, crafted from rock, was the 1st fountain, used for holding water for drinking and ceremonial purposes. The first stone basins are believed to be from about 2000 B.C.. The first civilizations that used fountains relied on gravity to force water through spigots. The location of the fountains was determined by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along reservoirs, canals, or streams. Fountains with flowery decoration started to show up in Rome in approximately 6 BC, commonly gods and wildlife, made with natural stone or copper-base alloy. Water for the communal fountains of Rome arrived to the city via a complex system of water aqueducts.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Fountain Worth Viewing

Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in large quantities by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is mainly renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. The location of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known area and was, therefore, not oftentimes visited. It was said that there was very little to see in this area because it was abject and desolate making it an unfriendly place to visit. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was commissioned by Pope Clement XI to erect a fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. The task of laying down the church’s foundation started on August 17, 1717. The blessing of the first stone to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.


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