Chatsworth Gardens: The Revelation Garden Fountain

Angela Conner, the famous British sculptor, fashioned “Revelation,” the most recent acquisition to the decorative outdoor fountains of Chatsworth. In 2004/5 she was commissioned by the now deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to design a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in brass and steel, for the Queen’s 80th birthday celebration. win326__84323.jpg One of Chatsworth’s first ponds, Jack Pond, had “Revelation” installed in it in 1999. The four big metallic petals close and open with the flow of water, alternately camouflaging and showing a gold colored globe at the sculpture’s center. The sculpture’s proportions are five meters high by five meters wide and incorporates a metallic globe painted with gold dust. This most recent fountain is an interesting addition to the Chatsworth Gardens because the petals’ motion is entirely driven by water.

Style Ideas for Outdoor Water Fountains

If you want to chill out for a minute and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect spot. There is nothing as wonderful as one to unwind in, something you can keep in mind when you are working to get it set up. Both the “curb appeal” and the value of your real estate will be driven up when you set up an eye-catching garden. Experts recommend adding flowers or trees, a pavement, a charming water feature, or unique statues to enhance the overall look of your property.

A water fountain can make a substantial difference to the beauty and tranquility of your garden. Where you once had a simple area, you will now enjoy an outdoor wonderland. The sounds of a water fountain make for a peaceful environment, not just for people but for the birds and other local wildlife that it will attract. All attention will now be focused on the beautiful fountain.

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The introduction of the Normans in the latter half of the eleventh century significantly modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Architecture and gardening were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population.

Monasteries and castles served separate purposes, so while monasteries were massive stone structures assembled in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the people focused on understanding offensive and defensive tactics. The serene practice of gardening was impractical in these dismal bastions. Berkeley Castle, perhaps the most pristine model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. As a strategy of deterring assailants from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace encompasses the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and surrounded by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

Why Your Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors Love Water Features

Wildlife and pets are by nature drawn to bird feeders and water fountains. The truth is that birds require water to: drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are usually enticed to the active water of fountains. Many birds prefer flowing water versus standing water, making an outdoor fountain even more appealing than a bowl-shaped bird bath. Birds can hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs love fountains because they provide another place to drink water. During the hot summer months, dogs and cats will be outside searching for fresh water. Fountains generally require little cleaning due to their constantly flowing water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly serviced because they easily collect debris.

Learning About Container Herb Gardening

Container gardening is the best method to grow herbs. If you enjoy being in the kitchen or yard, you are going to very likely be drawn to the world of herbs.

These easy to grow, unique plants offer immediate satisfaction since they can be included in everyday meals such as soups and marinades. With a few minutes of daily attention it is simple to sustain an herb garden, and when the weather begins to change, planter gardens and potted herbs can be moved inside - it is trouble-free to delight in herbs all 365 days of the year. Some herbs will be set to harvest earlier than others due to their varying growth rates. Like all hobbies, herb gardening requires a certain amount of patience. Do not expect to necessarily notice results on the first or second day, but it is essential to tend to an herb garden with consistency as things will develop with time.

Interestingly one of Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, were merely terraced rooftop gardens. Intended to be set up over an immense stone bowed structure, the rooftops were waterproof and secured cavernous storerooms directly below. Water reached the terraces through hydraulic devices and the soil was deep enough to grow trees with efficiency. Thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary were desired plants.

Where are the World’s Biggest Water Features?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water heights of 202 meters (663 feet).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located close to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. This fountain is regarded as the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa.

Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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