Updated October 17, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Outdoor Fountains

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in July of 2020. If you're looking to make your garden a more relaxing space, these outdoor fountains provide an added bit of calm, and help to create an immediate focal point that people, and sometimes even birds, can enjoy. They come in a variety of styles with features such as LEDs, multiple tiers, and adjustable flow rates, so you can easily find something that works for your backyard or patio. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor fountain on Amazon.

10. Jeco Glenville

9. Kenroy Home Classic

8. Sunnydaze Stacked Slate

7. John Timberland Three Bowl Cascade

6. Sunnydaze Spiral Feature

5. Bbabe Faux Stone

4. Alpine Corporation 4-Tier Rock

3. Alpine Corporation Turquoise Jar

2. Bamboo Accents Zen

1. Smart Solar Country Gardens

Special Honors

West Elm Scandia This choice couples a minimalist basin with a soothing water trickle to create a small but elegant fountain. It’s available in three finishes and as many sizes, and is made of either fiber cement or terracotta. westelm.com

Editor's Notes

September 30, 2020:

Fountains have been around for centuries, historically used to display opulence and engineering prowess, like in the case of the Roman aqueducts. Now you can have one of these fixtures in your home or out in your garden to add a decorative, and even aural touch, to your landscape and outdoor experience. With some added lights and a hummingbird feeder you'll be able to transform your garden into your own little slice of paradise.

One thing to note is that you may need to top off your fountain about once a week, while some will require more water every few days. This is due to water evaporation or splashing, but it's rather easy to keep an eye out and fill as necessary. You'll also want to clean your fixture every once in a while with vinegar, or something similar, to break down calcium buildup and keep everything in working order.

There are mainly two things you want to consider when choosing one of these fountains for your home, the first being the overall look and design of the piece, and the second being its size. If you're after something that is on the smaller side, check out the Jeco Glenville or the Bamboo Accents Zen. The latter can be fitted to a preexisting bowl and moved quite easily, and it can also be used indoors.

Those who like traditional looks will enjoy the Smart Solar Country Gardens and the Kenroy Home Classic. The former runs on solar power so you can easily place it anywhere you can fit it, and the latter resembles the old Spanish style fountains found in large community squares.

If a more modern design is something that piques your interest, then the Sunnydaze Stacked Slate, Sunnydaze Spiral Feature, and Bbabe Faux Stone are all worth checking out. They all have interesting contemporary designs and the Bbabe is available with a sphere on top instead of a typical reservoir.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on October 17, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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