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Border Sundials have an elegance and timeless beauty.

A beauty that will last a lifetime, making a thoughtful gift for any occasion. For centuries sundials have connected the heavens with the earth, as they silently mark the earth’s rotation and the passing of time. Their sculptural form brings an ageless beauty to any garden.

We create Horizontal dials, Vertical dials and Armillary Spheres for any location. Each dial is handcrafted from the finest materials; engineered to tell the time accurately wherever you are in the world and engraved with your loving inscriptions or thoughtful words of inspiration.

If you want something extra large, or out of the ordinary we also work to commission to realise your sundial vision, please contact us.

“A garden with a sundial is a garden where every moment is treasured forever.”

All of our beautiful sundials are created in our workshop in the rolling hills of South Wales. Capel Tenison the founder and owner of Border Sundials Ltd began making sundials back in the noughties. His passion for sundials began as a child, Capel reminisces that the first sundial he ever made was probably on the beach, “I discovered that I could tell the time by watching the shadow of a stick in the sand, this was a welcome distraction at the time but more importantly has lead to a lifetime of interest in sundials.”

We create Horizontal dials, Vertical dials and Armillary Spheres for any location. All of our sundials serve a practical purpose in the garden, to tell the time – at Border Sundials we pride ourselves on the calibrated accuracy of each sundial – but they do far more than just tell the time. Our sundials also serve and sculptural points of focus. Sundials can draw the eye and create wonderful conversation pieces.

Every Border Sundials dial has the opportunity to be personalised with names, dates and short pieces of text and this makes your sundial totally unique. “I love working with the client to create the sundial exactly suited to their needs; style, material, size, location and personalisation are all considerations”.

Border Sundials have installed sundials across the world everywhere from small cottage gardens to large fintech company atriums, “There is almost nowhere that I don’t think benefits from a sundial!” says Capel. Sometimes there is an opportunity on a facade of a building where a vertical sundial creates the missing architectural detail. On another occasion an armillary sphere might be just the piece to emphasise the formal geometric plan of a garden.

If you would like any more information or would like to speak to Capel about a particular request please email or telephone us.

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Paul Lloyd
12 April 2024
Great service and a fast turnaround time. A wonderful horizontal sundial that is both attractive and remarkably accurate.
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Margaret O'Neill
6 April 2024
My third timing buying from Border Sundials, after having received one ourselves for a birthday. Always absolutely beautiful - our friends are thrilled to have such a lovely gift for their wedding.
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Wendy Gibbs
26 February 2024
I am very pleased with my purchase which was for a school I am retiring from. The option to have the dial engraved makes it very special. I am sure it will look amazing when placed in its new home. Thank you.
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David Quysner
13 January 2024
I am entirely happy with the sundial that I ordered in memory of my late wife. It is exactly as I envisaged and was made and delivered very quickly. I can not fault the quality and service provided.
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Annabel Pring
22 November 2023
We were both impressed and delighted with our armillary sphere; beautifully made and exactly what we wanted.
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john browett
17 November 2023
Capel was excellent and did an excellent job! Delighted with our new acquisition.
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Ian Riley
14 November 2023
Beautiful sundial created by lovely people.
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Scott Carrasco
20 October 2023
Sundial as described and shipped quickly from the U.K. Good instructions included. I wish you guys would sell an engraved plate with the equation of Time...
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Kirsty Orrick
21 September 2023
Delightful company, excellent attention to detail and care, beautifully made. A timeless piece to hand down the generations
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A Housewife
20 August 2023
This expertly crafted time and memory piece is spectacular. It artfully marks a moment in grand permanence. The patina on the bronze is so beautiful. It is truly an heirloom to cherish.