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!


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.


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

  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.

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

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

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