Nine of the best birdbaths for a country house garden

Bird bath designs dedicated to our feathered friends, selected by Amelia Thorpe.

Handmade to order in age-patinated artificial stone, The Bird Bath, £2,880, has an ornate pedestal featuring acanthus decoration, from Architectural Heritage.
01386 584414;

British leadwork specialist Bulbeck Foundry offers a selection of bird baths, including the classic Florentine bird bath, £950, Bulbeck Foundry.
01638 743153;

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The Somerset bird bath, £394.80, is handmade in cast stone, which weathers to a rich patina over time, from Chilstone.
01892 740866;

From garden antiques specialist Garden Art Plus, the hand-carved Shallow Bowl antique bird bath, £425, is made from Purbeck Stone.
01488 686811;

Made from durable, frost-proof clay with a heat-distressed finish, the Salt Glaze Stone bird bath, £199.99, is from Gardenesque.
01276 535641;

With its wide, shallow bowl, the Baluster cast-stone bird bath, £195, provides plenty of space for bathing and drinking, from Haddonstone.
01604 770711;

This hand-thrown Cretan terracotta bird bath, £42, is a simple and space-saving choice, from Pots & Pithoi.
01342 714793;

The Bird Feeder Bird Bath On A Pole, £26, makes a pretty way to welcome birds to your garden. The stake in its base is designed for securing it into soil, from Rockett St George.
01444 253391;

The Antique Grey colour of the reconstituted-concrete Swirl bird bath, £52.99, ensures it will blend well into any garden setting, from Willowstone Garden Products.
01452 830774;