Centrepiece fountains and water features can provide interest and impact to any garden or landscape, whether traditional, classical or contemporary. Historically, centre piece fountains and water features were not always the beautiful, ornate stone water features we have come to associate with today’s pools, ponds and water gardens. Originally centerpiece fountains and water features were designed as life givers, providing both drinking and bathing water, sometimes as fish ponds. In ancient Rome water began to be used as decorative elements in gardens and courtyards.These water features became more elaborate through Moorish influence, examples of which can still be seen at the Alhambra Palace in Granada. Over the centuries, more decoration has been added to fountains, reaching a peak with such famous fountains as the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Apollo Fountain at Versailles and the cascading fountains of the Peterhof Palace in Russia.
These classic fountains have been inspirational for the creation of the Haddonstone collection of centre piece fountains and water features. Today, gardeners and landscapers around the world are able to purchase traditional, classical and contemporary water features and fountains for positioning as centerpieces in lawns, patios and terraces. Haddonstone’s classic pool and fountain designs range from tiered fountains to depictions of human and animal forms including dolphins and nymphs.
Haddonstone has continued the tradition of creating the most beautiful cast stone fountains and water features. Haddonstone’s hand crafted, tiered fountains and water features can be found adorning lawns and terraces at many stately homes throughout Asia, Europe, the Gulf states and the Americas. Haddonstone’s impressive cast stone fountains adorn the famous Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley, the famous cloisters at Eton College, as well as many listed properties in England. Haddonstone’s centerpiece fountains range from the stylish and contemporary to the ornate and grand. Consequently, the company’s cast stone designs are just as likely to be found on the patio or terrace of a modern house as the garden or landscape of a stately home. A water feature from Haddonstone, such as a centre piece fountain, will undoubtedly provide the ultimate finishing touch to your pool, fish pond or water garden.