Have you ever walked through the cobblestoned capitals of old Europe and gawked in awe at the elaborate and regal fountains that adorn every public square? The outdoor fountains in Europe are far classier than those in the United States. Of course, it is impossible to replicate these types of classical fountains in our backyards, but outdoor fountains have become popular in suburban gardens and landscaping projects. Outdoor fountains add a touch of class to the typical yard. The outdoor fountain should not be gaudy or overdone, but act as a subtle water feature that accentuates the beauty of the garden. Outdoor fountains come in many sizes, shapes and designs.