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At Border Sundials we make unique hand crafted sundials from the very finest materials.

Our sundials have a grace and timeless elegance that create focal points of great beauty in any garden setting.

Choose from our Horizontal dials, Vertical dials or our impressive Armillary Spheres.

Each dial is made specific to location and affords the opportunity to engrave commemorative or celebratory words to make thoughtful and personal gifts for every occasion.

Want to commission something totally unique today? Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

“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.

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Wendy Gibbs
February 26, 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
January 13, 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
November 22, 2023
We were both impressed and delighted with our armillary sphere; beautifully made and exactly what we wanted.
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john browett
November 17, 2023
Capel was excellent and did an excellent job! Delighted with our new acquisition.
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Ian Riley
November 14, 2023
Beautiful sundial created by lovely people.
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Scott Carrasco
October 20, 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
September 21, 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
August 20, 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.
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Tricia Meade
August 3, 2023
Border Sundials were so helpful with my order and were able to facilitate my request. Really pleased with the finished results. Thank you for such an efficient service
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Liz Barber
May 31, 2023
Fabulous service. Very attentive with the product delivered well packaged. The finished product we ordered was the perfect gift. Highly recommended company delivering exceptional quality!