Memorial Birdbath. Housing the ashes of one person, these memorial birdbaths will make a wonderful garden centre-piece or subtle addition to a favourite corner: Hand carved and fluted with superb detail. They are elegant and timeless and will work well in any garden. They are completely discreet, you can decide if you wish to tell anyone that your loved one’s ashes are safely housed inside.
You can choose from two types of column design:
- Fluted; or
- Total Height 80 cm (31″)
- Diameter of Large Birdbath 60cm (24″)
- Diameter Smaller Birdbath 40cm (16″)
- Diameter of the Fluted column 25cm (10″) at the top tapering out to 35cm (13 3/4″) at the bottom
Capacity: they will hold a standard ashtainer (which is supplied free of charge) for a full set of adult ashes.
Travertine is a form of limestone which is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often deposited at the mouth of hot springs or limestone caves. Travertine often has a concentric appearance making it both a beautiful and sturdy building material which is frequently used in Italy. A close-up picture of the colour and the texture can be seen above.
Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock. It consists of quartz, mica, feldspar, clay and iron oxides. As it is naturally forming it comes in a range of colours from tan to yellow. A close-up picture of the colour and the texture can be seen above.
Keeping the ashes
Many people keep their loved one’s ashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them, some because they are not yet ready to do something with them and some simply want to keep them close by, in the house. Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’. But only you will know how you feel with the loss of your loved one and only you will know when and if the time is right to do something else with the ashes.
Keeping ashes in the garden
We are a nation of gardeners and many people would love to be placed to rest in the garden that they loved, nurtured and enjoyed. The main downside to simply burying the ashes in the garden is that if the house ever has to be sold you will have to find and dig the ashes up or leave them behind, this can be stressful for all involved. By keeping them inside an ornament in the garden not only do you get to put your loved one in the place that they loved, but if you do ever need to move home you can simply take them with you.
The other benefit of a memorial garden ornament is that it is completely discreet. This will give you more time to decide what you want to do as your feelings may change over time. Until then these urns can keep the ashes safely at home without you having to explain your reasons to anyone, if someone admires the keepsake it is up to you whether you choose to tell them or not.
Due to the shape and size there is no need to secure the memorial stone birdbath to the ground, the middle pedestal is hollowed to hold the urn.
Delivery: Due to the weight of these birdbaths the price excludes delivery please contact us for the delivery price for a pallet to your driveway – you will need to arrange for the movement of the sundial from the driveway to your desired location in your garden.
Please allow 4 – 6 Weeks Lead Time, please contact us if you need this to be quicker, we may be able to help.