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Humphrey Bowden Copper Fountain Designer and Maker
Humphrey Bowden Copper Fountain Designer and Maker
Humphrey Bowden Fountain Designer and Maker Telephone 01798 344114 Email humphreybowden@aol.com Humphrey Bowden is a designer and maker of unusual sculptural fountains and ...
Architectural Heritage
Architectural Heritage
Established over 40 years, Architectural Heritage has a worldwide reputation for providing Period and Fine Reproduction Garden Ornament and a personal service to discerning professional and...
Garden Art Plus Ltd
Garden Art Plus Ltd
At Garden Art, we are committed to the conservation and re-use of reclaimed architectural salvage and artefacts, stocking a wide range of interesting architectural antiques and reclamation materials...
Garden-Fountains.com
Garden-Fountains.com
Although a San Diego based website - we thought it was so good we just had to include it - do have a look at The World of Water Fountains by clicking on their logo below:
Giles Rayner, Water Sculptor
Giles Rayner, Water Sculptor
Giles realised his destiny only after experiencing, for a relatively short time, what a desk job was actually like! A love of 3-dimensional form that he once employed in ceramics combined with a...
Katrina Trinick Ceramics and Water Features
Katrina Trinick Ceramics and Water Features
Katrina Trinick Ceramics and Water Features Individual hand built ceramic garden sculpture and water features. Inspired from natural forms, fossils and ancient carvings of labyrinths and...
Louisa Merry Henriksen LMH Ceramics
Louisa Merry Henriksen LMH Ceramics
LMH Ceramics After studying Architectural Ceramics in France and London, Louisa Merry Henriksen worked for several years on numerous projects throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and the...
LUCY SMITH Garden Sculpture
LUCY SMITH Garden Sculpture
Lucy Smith is a ceramicist who has been making pieces for private collections and public spaces for over 20 years. She discovered her love of pottery at a local evening class when she was just...
Paul Margetts Metal Fountains Water Features and Bridges
Paul Margetts Metal Fountains Water Features and Bridges
  Paul Margetts Metal Fountains , Water Features and Bridges Please click the website link above for more examples, more information and more images
The Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery
The Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery
The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery Description: Authentic Japanese Garden 1.5 acres: Water garden with koi pond, symbolic Teahouse, Stroll, Woodland, Zen gardens & Bamboo Grove. Japanese...
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Sometimes your garden, like any room in your house, seems to need just a little something extra to make it all come together. Let's say the perennials are coming up, you've put in some annuals, and you've got your garden furniture arranged, but it seems that something is missing.

Perhaps a garden fountain is just what you need.

A fountain or water feature, unlike other statues or pieces of garden furniture, works with two senses at once: sight and sound. The pleasing sound of flowing water goes a long way to providing a calming atmosphere, indoors or out. In urban environments, flowing fountain water screens out the city's noise pollution, and if you live outside a city, it will help block out the sounds of screaming neighbors' children, traffic noise, and other distractions.

The sound of a fountain also provides privacy for the people in its immediate vicinity, as the noise blocks the sounds of a conversation from nearby listeners. This is one reason that fountains are popular in shopping malls and old city squares; people can congregate on the edge of the fountain assured their conversation won't be overhead.

Of course, you're not going to install something the size of the Trevi fountain in your backyard, but even a small fountain will add beauty and grace to your outdoor area.

And a fountain does more than just please the eye and the ear; it will also attract birds, who in turn will enhance your garden's mood.

When you see a garden fountain, your first thought might be that it must weigh a ton, and that you could never drag it all the way home to set it up. The fact that you think this is a testament to how well-made new fiberglass fountains can be; many times, what you think are stone fountains are actually made of durable, light-weight, easy-to-maintain fibre glass, and need little or no care after installation.

These more traditional fountains look like something you'd find in a British cottage garden or on the grounds of an Italian villa, and yet many times you can find them in small wall-mounted models suitable for a patio or terrace.

But fountains needn't be heavy stone, or even look like it. In fact, with a little patient searching, you can find a fountain to fit just about any style.

The garden fountain is a time-honored tradition in Japan, and finding a Japanese fountain will give your garden a completely different look than a carved stone or stone-look fountain will.

In Japan, the use of fountains date back to the ancient shrines, where worshippers would wash before entering. You can find Japanese fountains in either granite or bamboo, and the one pictured above right, the "deer chaser," has the added feature of making a knocking sound as the water runs, which will scare deer from your garden and prevent that nibbled-on look to your geraniums.

Garden fountains are fairly easy to install, requiring only a pump, which usually either comes with the fountain or which you can buy at the place where you buy the fountain, and room enough to install it. And so in a matter of hours, you will be able to change the mood of your garden, adding a soothing watery element and a welcoming spot for garden birds.