Part of the fun of having a garden is the fact that they attract animals. Animal fountains allow the gardener to take the first step and to add a bit of fauna themselves. Animal fountain designs are broad and encompass everything from very bold and noticeable designs to subtle features that add a bit of fun to one's garden environment.
An animal fountain emulates popular garden visitors such as snails and other creatures. These make excellent hidden features that are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face once they're spotted. Goldfish spitters are very popular as are more exotic small animals such as crabs and frogs.
More traditional animal fountains encompass animals such as lions, long a standard feature for the most elegant gardens. Alligators have an obvious appeal, as well. Some animal fountains aren't real animals at all. Gargoyles, for instance, have a timeless appeal and invoke the Gothic gardens of the past. These fountains are available in wall-mounted and free-standing designs, which make them flexible enough for any garden environment.
There are exotic animal fountains available, as well. These include dolphins and seals, sea horses and even dragons. Some of the animal fountains have common creatures in exotic poses. Frogs sitting on a love seat, for instance, is a popular and quirky choice. Entwined fish make a striking and classy statement in one's outdoor space.
Animal fountains come in broad enough options that anyone should be able to find a design which appeals to their tastes. These fountains come in a variety of materials. The specialty materials such as fiberglass and resin combine durability with light weight. The more traditional materials offer a timeless appeal that will dress up any garden.