The Most Recent Inclusion to the Chatsworth Gardens: Revelation Fountain

2020_xxx06_caribeeanblue__75363.jpg “Revelation,” the newest acquisition to the ornamental outdoor fountains of Chatsworth, was created by recognized British sculptor Angela Conner. In 2004/2005 she was commissioned by the now deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to create a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in brass and steel, for the Queen’s 80th birthday. In 1999 Revelation was placed in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s oldest ponds. The four big steel flower petals open and close with the circulation of water, alternately concealing and showing a golden globe at the sculpture’s center. A gold dust colored metal globe was created and included to the big sculpture standing five meters high and five meters wide. This most recent fountain is an exciting and innovative addition to the Chatsworth Gardens, unique in that the motion of the petals is entirely driven by water.

Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Artists thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and honor the designer responsible for building it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains.

To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains made to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

The end of the 19th century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

What Water Fountains Contribute to Your Life

There are countless rewards to be gained from outdoor fountains including improved air quality as well as wonderful sounds and sights. They provide many health benefits and contribute to a lovely environment to entertain loved ones. In the end though, you will quite possibly discover certain benefits your fountain will provide only to you. It might take you back to a special time or place you fondly remember. You might think back to someone special when you look at it. It could also be turned into a memorial to pay your respects to someone already gone. Whatever it contributes to your life, you will no doubt enjoy it for many years to come.

Selecting the Perfect Spot for Your Water Fountain

It is vital to consider how a water fountain will fit into your garden before buying one.

Any high-traffic areas such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

There are models such as wall fountains designed specifically to be hung against a flat surface. They can be attached against a wall, post, or fence by using a bar or a hook fastened to the back. Keep in mind when you put up your fountain that you must firmly fasten it to a wall to avoid having it fall over in high winds and being damaged.

Anywhere people gather to sit and enjoy the fresh air is ideal for another option, a garden sculpture style.

Ways a Water Fountain Can Make Your World Better

The movement and sound of water emitted from a fountain have two effects: cleaning the air and proving a place of relaxation and serenity, both of which will improve your quality of life.

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will help you in ways you might not even know. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be linked to the fact that the human body is made up mainly of water. While there are many luxurious ways to incorporate the benefits of water into your daily life (like investing in a beach house!), a much more convenient option is to put a water feature in your home.

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be improved by setting up an outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your spot will be even more gorgeous if you add an outdoor water element from the wide variety available. It can be installed on the external wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. If you have a flower bed, think about installing a beautiful tiered model there to add a feeling of tranquility. Due to the continuous flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not build up, and birds come flocking to the clean water. The mesmerizing sound of trickling water is the secret touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.


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