A bubble jet fountain is an eruption of water that simply bubbles out of the ground or through a stone. The best example is this old millstone (below). The water bubbles up through the center of the stone, then disappears into the pebbles that surround it. This type of display has an informal feel to it, and looks good in a cottage-style garden, or tucked away in a corner where the water-washed pebbles look entirely natural.

A good alternative to a fountain, especially for a small garden, is a wall spout.



Sculptural fountains
can take many forms, from classical urn types to figurative designs. Classical fountains
usually look best in
formal situations.