Mexican Water Fountains
Ideas for a Mexican courtyard fountain
Another essential element to incorporate into a Mexican courtyard or garden is water. For the native cultures of Mexico, wells and fountains were gathering places that symbolized the livelihood of the community. No wonder water is essential in a courtyard garden, the gathering place of the family. Depending on the size of your garden you will want to consider a pool, pond, fountain, cascading waterfall, or even a well replica. Decorative concrete is ideal for these features, but you may enhance them with natural stone or tile. Multi-tiered circular fountains are especially reminiscent of colonial Mexico. If your space is limited, a simple freestanding fountain or wall fountain will work wonderfully. Add extra Mexican flair to a fountain by lining the bottom with colorful, hand-painted Talavera tiles.