When we hear the word fountain we often imagine a floral spray pattern or statuesque columns rising high into the air over ponds and lakes but a fountain can also be a smaller decorative water feature that is nestled into even the smallest backyards or on patios. Garden fountains come in a variety of shapes and made from a variety of materials from fiberglass compositesthat look like hewn metals to real basalt stone pillars carved from huge stone formations. They can be playful and cute, or modern or classic in styling, with a wide range of sizes and at price points that make it possible for everyone to find something to add the calming beauty of water and sculpture to a garden.
Birds will come and drink from the fountains and they can make a dramatic focal point just as easily as they can add a touch of whomsical magic. There are fountains that feature cute creatures as well as the more traditional bowls, pots and bassins. Of course it is alsofairly easy to create your own garden fountain with a pump and materials on-hand if you feel like a do-it-yourself project but if not then take a look at these ornamental water features for gardens and landscapes.