“A garden with a sundial is a garden where every moment is treasured forever.”
The Border Sundials story
All our exquisite sundials come to life in the heart of South Wales, where our workshop nestles among the picturesque hills. Capel Tenison, the visionary behind Border Sundials Ltd, embarked on his journey of crafting sundials in the noughties. The spark of his sundial passion ignited during childhood, with Capel fondly recalling his earliest sundial creation, likely etched in the sands of a beach. “Discovering the ability to tell time by observing a stick’s shadow in the sand was a captivating revelation at the time, evolving into a lifelong fascination with sundials.”
At Border Sundials, we specialize in crafting Horizontal dials, Vertical dials, and Armillary Spheres adaptable to any setting. While our sundials excel in their primary function of timekeeping with calibrated precision, they transcend utility. Serving as both practical timepieces in gardens and captivating sculptural focal points, our sundials have the power to attract attention and spark engaging conversations.
Each Border Sundials creation offers a canvas for personalization, allowing names, dates, and brief text to render your sundial utterly unique. Capel expresses his delight in collaborating with clients to tailor sundials to their exact specifications, considering elements such as style, material, size, location, and personal touches.
Border Sundials’ impact extends globally, adorning spaces ranging from quaint cottage gardens to the atriums of expansive fintech companies. Capel affirms, “There’s almost no place I don’t believe benefits from a sundial!” A vertical sundial on a building facade can infuse architectural finesse, while an armillary sphere might be the missing piece to accentuate a garden’s formal geometric design.
For more details or to discuss specific requests with Capel, please feel free to reach out to us via email or telephone.