Hand Crafted Pet Garden Memorial Urn: The Lotus
Unique and stunning the Lotus Garden Memorial Urn is hand made in Somerset from a talented ceramicist who specialises in garden sculptures.
These sculptures are frost-proof. They are made from a stoneware which gives a warm brown colour.
The piece is created from a coiling process which builds the piece up over a period of time it is then scalped and carved into the lotus form. Porcelain slip is then brushed over some areas, and coloured slips or glaze applied. The urn is fired twice to give it its final finish and make it weatherproof all year round.
Due to the nature of the process each piece is unique. The lotus is a wonderful symbol of rebirth and these pieces are discreet, no one needs to know what is contained within and then if you choose to move home you can take it with you. Display as a centre piece or in the borders among the the long grasses – up to you, due to the colouring and the form it will blend into its surrounding.
We usually keep one in stock. However if you want something unique, bespoke, or if we don’t have one please allow around 8 -10 weeks for completion and delivery.
The Lotus Garden Memorial Urn has the capacity to fit one polyurn (this is supplied with your garden urn completely free of charge).
Can I keep my pet’s ashes in the garden?
The simple answer is yes.
You can keep their ashes in a garden pet urn or you can bury them in the ground. The major benefit of putting them in an urn is that:
- You don’t need permission
- They will be secure and dry
- You can take them with you if you have to move house
- They are discreet – only you will know what is inside
- They make a really special feature in your garden
- You can visit the spot as often as you want/need
- You can choose to make memorial jewellery or glassware at a later date.
You can read more information about keeping ashes in your garden here.
How do I keep ashes in the garden?
We are a nation of gardeners and many pets would love to be placed to rest in the garden that they loved, nurtured and enjoyed. The main downside to simply burying the ashes in the garden is that if the house ever has to be sold you will have to find and dig the ashes up or leave them behind. This can be stressful for all involved. By keeping the ashes inside an ornament in the garden not only do you get to put your beloved pet in the place that they loved, but if you do ever need to move home you can simply take them with you.
What if I change my mind?
The other benefit of a memorial garden ornament is that it is completely discreet. This will give you more time to decide what you want to do as your feelings may change over time. Until then these urns can keep the ashes safely at home without you having to explain your reasons to anyone, if someone admires the keepsake it is up to you whether you tell them or not.