The use of water in the garden to nurture nature is seen most obviously in the use of a birdbath. With interest in gardening expanding to the upwardly mobile middle class in the 1800s more homeowners turned to gardening as a way to spend time outside and to increase their property values. Birdbaths were one of the first garden ornaments that were easily purchased and a simple, yet satisfying, focal point for a new garden.
Please note: The version of the Fortrose Birdbath shown here has developed a nice weathered patina. The original color of the statue is Portland limestone. If you would like to fast forward nature, please ask us about our hand staining weathered finish.