Sign your garden

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sign your garden



Garden designers Bob and Sally Cook chose a novel way to sign off on their latest commission with a signed armillary sphere. Bob and  Sally commissioned Chilstone to create the ornament as a lasting memorial to their work on a new Italian garden.

Chilstone have a fabulous range of armillary spheres that can be used in this way. An armillary is somewhat similar to a sundial but is far more complicated in use. The outer rings refer to the planes of the ecliptic and tropics of cancer and capricorn. It is possible to tell the time with such an instrument provided it is set up correctly.

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