Monty’s Paradise Garden water feature?

Does anyone know where Monty found his Paradise Garden water feature? I have been looking for something similar but with no luck so far.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,198
    Have you tried specialist water garden nurseries?  Maybe they can help and google will tell you if there's one near you or that does deliveries.

    This site has bowls - expensive and not quite the same as Monty's but a good start - https://www.ukwaterfeatures.com/outdoor-water-features/all-water-features/ 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,760
    It looks a bit like a large metal fire pit bowl.
    some ideas here maybe
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  • Is it an old water tank?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,198
    No, it's a very shapely bowl.  I thought stone or ceramic of some sort but a metal kadai pot would do the job.   The fun will be fitting the water connectors and seals.
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  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 835
    And if you want to go upmarket ... looks like one of those ‘if you have to ask the price you can’t afford it’ jobs

    https://www.davidharber.co.uk/water/chalice.htm
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 835
    If it doesn’t have to be metal, the ceramic bowl costs £700, the resin one £1500

    http://www.lucysmith.org.uk/bowls--plinths.html
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,947
    I don't want to start any Monty bashing (!) but did he explain how it was installed ? I rather fancy one myself  :)
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,241
    If I remember, he called in Mark Gregory, an award winning garden designer and owner of Landform Consultants to run through how to install the whole thing. Although I like the idea of a Paradise Garden, I was secretly wishing Monty would not to go for the water feature. But then, some may say, why call it a paradise garden without water. It may inspire too many domestic gardens to do this sort of thing, and what a waste of electricity, in my view.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,198
    It should have had a rill to be a real Paradise garden and, having seen the wobble on those slabs under the bowl I don't think we have much to learn from Monty about successful installation.

    You can get solar powered fountain pumps now Borderline.
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