Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Creating an Oasis : Glorious Garden Fountains






Chicago's Millennium Park - Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa
Currently atop my short list of favored fountains.
All text and photos: Copyright © Alice Joyce
Think... Summer!





UNDER CONSTRUCTION...




Fountains elevate the atmosphere of a garden, creating an oasis with a play of water... pleasing sounds that refresh. On a grand scale, fountains function as focal points within an expansive landscape design:



in historic settings...




or contemporary estate gardens.
Text and photos: Copyright Alice Joyce




A vineyard vignette encompassing a sequestered space for relaxation.


A contemporary terrace at a friend's home, away from the town.


Always a pleasant diversion to discover a chic garden shop while traveling,

or to be in the embrace of a formal parkland on a surprisingly sunny winter's day.

6 comments:

  1. The Crown Fountain is so unique that it definitely stands out as a favorite.

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  2. Thank you so much for reminding me that I need a fountain. In a tiny city garden where the sound of traffic occurs, I really want something else but sometimes I wonder if it might end up making life outside even louder.

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  3. Love those fountains Alice, we have a little tidly one.

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  4. Hi all,
    Thanks for indulging my passion for fountains!

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  5. Thanks for showing so many different designs. I think fountains are a great garden feature.

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