Memorial Garden Benches and Memorial Stones and Planters

BENCHES
Butterfly Benches
Dragonfly Benches
Fish Benches
Sea Horse Benches
Palm Tree Benches
fleur de lis Benches
Memorial Benches
Musical Benches
Portrait Tile Benches
 
STONES
Memorial Stones
Mosaic Pet Stones
 
SIGNS
Memorial Signs
 
PICTURES
Mosaic Memorial Pictures
 
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Memorial benches for the bereaved or those who just want to celebrate the life of a lost loved one

"I have to tell you how moved and awed I was when I first saw the bench. What an absolutely beautiful piece of art. And what a beautiful symbol of our son's spirit, athleticism and character. I love how the different iridescent glass pieces sparkle in the sunlight. Thank you for putting your heart into the bench; it's obvious that you love what you do."


"The bench will be a beautiful place for the kids at school to visit to remember and reflect on their friend Andrew. You have brought smiles to my family and the many kids, teaches and staff at Stratford who are continuing to cope with the loss of such a wonderful friend and human being. We will enjoy the bench always.
Yiphen Polcyn (Andrew' Mom)"
Sunnyvale, California

"Hannah's bench arrived yesterday. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is! It means so much to us that you obviously put a tremendous amount of work and love into creating such a stunning piece of art. We will treasure it always."
Michelle Landers
Lexington, Kentucky

"The bench is absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. It brought tears to my eyes when we opened it."
Debbie Ranson
Nassau, Bahamas

"I can not thank you enough for the heart and soul you put into this project. You have captured the essence of our dear friend through your creative use of colors and designs. You have taken God’s gift and shared it . We are truly blessed because of you. My love and thanks for all you have done."
Michele Traina-Delph
Long Island, New York

"The bench is the center piece of Devin's garden and a beautiful mosiaic of everything our son loved and who he was while he was here on this earth."
Stacy and Tom Grose, Raleigh, North Carolina

"Linda's artistic ability creates a loving tribute through her memorials."
Penny Gahan, Oriental, North Carolina

We’re so glad that a friend recommended your website. My staff and I were overwhelmed with the craftsmanship of our bench. It is exquisite. The beautiful butterfly mosaic provides a special tribute to a colleague who will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism as we worked together to see this project to its completion. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Brenda Valentine, Gallatin, Tennessee

 

Water's End Studio specializes in custom vintage china and Italian glass mosaic memorial garden benches created by both client and artist as a beautiful place to sit and find peace in one's thoughts, especially in a time of loss. Water's End Studio's personalized, handcrafted memorial benches are celebratory, stone-like art pieces encapsulating the memory of a loved one. These vintage china, mosaic garden benches are hand crafted, one of a kind art pieces created by Inner Banks artist, Linda Solby. A bench may be created in the dragonfly, butterfly, fish or sea horse motif in patina green or blue, or it may be custom designed. Plaques may be incorporated (various sizes, colors and metals are available).

  • 35 inch memorial benches begin at $1,100 depending upon size, plaque and design.
  • 40 inch memorial benches begin at $1,300 depending upon size, plaque and design.
  • 45 inch memorial benches begin at $1,600 depending upon size, plaque and design.
  • Metal or faux stone plaques may be incorporated and begin at $50 depending upon size, material and design.

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Mark's Memory Art Bench, 45 inches curved: "The bench arrived and it is absolutely beautiful and exquisite. It is obvious you took time and great skill to make my vision into a work of art. I thoroughly enjoyed this artistic process with you. Your care, attention to detail and kindness shines through this mosaic. I cannot wait to unveil Mark's Memorial Bench to my family." - Deb Sitzmann, Orinda, CA

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Paige's Pink Butterflies- 35 inch, patina blue mosaic memorial bench

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The bench is beyond words. I can't take my eyes off it. Thank you, Linda. - Sue Rivard, Hebron, Connecticut

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Cindy's yellow butterflies, 35 inch mosaic memorial bench, patina blue

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The bench has arrived and it is perfect!!! I truly love it. Brought tears to my eyes. It represents Cindy so perfectly. Thank you for doing such an amazing job!!! I enjoyed working with you. From the bottom of my heart - thank you again! - Kara Wolf, Queen City, Missouri

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Diane's Memory Art Bench, 40 inch bench- Thanks...it looks great! Thank you so much! I love the personal aspect of your work. So much more personal than a plain old bench. Kelli Girardin, Rockford, Illinois

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Lauren's Butterflies - 35 inch bench - "The bench is beautiful! The details, colors and symbols are beautiful and represent her perfectly." Ashley Ginsburg, Tallahassee, Florida

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Ashlea's and Summer's Butterfly - 40 inch memory bench, patina blue - "Thank you again for all the love that you put into this for us - you have truly helped our hearts so much. Thanks to you my parents and nephew have a beautiful place to sit when they visit the cemetery." Kylea Lyons, Charleston, South Carolina

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Liam's Blue Butterfly, patina blue, 45 inch curved bench

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Suzanne's Garden Fairies and Dragonflies (40 inch patina blue with 3 porcelain oval paintings)

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"I love it. Thank, you, thank you, thank you, for the wonderful bench." - Barbara Soto, Tucson, Arizona

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Dylan's Beach, 45 inch curved, patina blue

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"My parents, art lovers, recently saw the bench for the first time at our house. They were so impressed by the amazing bench which you created, Linda. My father called it spectacular. I told him that's what I said just seeing it in a picture. I saw him admiring it many times. Everyone comments on how lucky I have been to find you to create such a beautiful, one of a kind, remembrance for Dylan which also is an incredible work of art. We are so pleased with the bench and will treasure it forever." - Mary Young, Lafayette, Louisiana

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Butterflies and Dragonflies (45 inch curved, patina blue)

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"It looks beautiful, Linda, thank you." - Norman Shirk, Rockford, Illinois

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Mother's Amazing Grace, patina blue, 35 inches - "Linda, more than beautiful" - Jamie K. Davis, Raleigh, NC

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Alt's Butterflies - 45 inch curved bench, patina blue. What a beautiful work of art. - Donalt Alt, Santa Maria, California.

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Kyle's Lake Bench, 40 inches, patina green - "I love the lake bench. I don't think I could choose if I was asked which of the two benches I like best.

The first bench is perfect for its setting and the lake bench is perfect for the lake.

Mom and Dad love the lake bench too - they were excited to show it to me when I arrived at the lake house." - Susan Sparger, Tomball, Texas

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Liam's Blue Butterfly, patina blue, 45 inch curved bench

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Oh Linda I love it!! It is beautiful and perfect. Thank you so much!! It will be the perfect addition to his memorial garden. It is beautiful, and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. - Dana Hilton, Lewisville,Texas

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James' Garden Friends 45 inch curved- patina blue/green

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My dad's bench arrived today in perfect condition. It is even more beautiful than the pictures. I know that he is smiling and happy with the love and talent that created this amazing tribute to him. Thank you so much for sharing your special gift. Laura Dudeck, Pine Beach, New Jersey

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Pink Butterfly, patina blue, curved 45 inch mosaic memorial art bench

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"Thank you! We have gotten many compliments on how beautiful the bench is! Michele Barnhart, Immokalee, Florida""

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"The bench looks so unbelievably beautiful. Connie would have loved it." - Lana Ferguson, Redwood City, California

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Connie's Memorial Mosaic Art Bench (Connie's Favorite Things), 45 inch curved bench

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Ava's Pink Butterfly, 45 inch memorial mosaic art bench, patina blue

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Your work is so amazing! You are truly gifted. Your work will help bring me peace each time I sit in the garden. This bench will bring me comfort at such a painful time in my life.

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I just wanted you to know that everyone was overjoyed with the bench. The comments were: "gorgeous," "perfect," "the most beautiful garden bench I have ever seen,"and, "I love the butterfly," really, really beautiful." It is a beautiful bench and, for people who knew Anita, it really does evoke her gentle side and her love for nature, beauty... And butterflies!" Again, thank you so much. I just cannot explain to you what this means. I think it is a thoughtful and lovely way to remember Anita... Dianne Muchant, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

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Anita's Butterfly, patina blue 45 inch curved mosaic memorial art bench



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Ted's Butterfly - 45 inch curved bench, patina blue

Ted's bench is just perfect. It looks gorgeous. This Thurs. night, I went swimming in my 80 degree pool and saw the 18 white tiles on Ted's bench glowing!! You had said something about this but until now I didn't see them. What a treat! The sky was so clear with a zillion stars and lots of fire flys. Marilynn Mandel, Scotia, New York

Memorial Garden StonesAnthony's Bench, 35 inch patina blue

Memorial Garden Stones"I received a phone call from Anthony's school yesterday that the bench arrived. They were blown away by how incredible it was. I went to see the bench today. Wow, It was so moving. Even though I had seen the photos of it, one could never imagine the beauty it truly holds. Just touching it with his smiling face staring at me was so precious. Thank you for this priceless gift. This will be treasured by all. Love, Nora McDonnell and family, New Haven, Connecticut"

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Sarah's Bench - 35 inches, patina blue

It looks absolutely amazing, gorgeous, perfect. Bari Lawhorn, Cary, NC

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Aramis' Bench- 45 inch patina blue with hand painted porcelain tile portrait

Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful work of art to memorialize my sweet, beloved Aramis. You are amazing. Rita Chin, Wayland, Massachusetts

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Aramis' Bench- 45 inch patina blue with hand painted porcelain tile portrait

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Wilma's Butterfly Bench (45 inches)

"It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband Richard.....you are good people. My butterfly bench is a treasure. I thank you again for adding to the beauty of my garden with such a gorgeous work of art. It's so nice to open the drapes in the morning and see my butterfly bench. I start my day with a smile. Your talent is amazing....you bring so much joy into people's lives. You should be very proud. Take care and be well." - Wilma, Alexandria, Virginia

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Philip's and Sean's Butterfly (35 inch mosaic memorial art bench- butterflies created with Oriental china)

"Outstanding, Linda, I love your work! I am beyond pleased!! Thank you so much for making such a beautiful piece of art for my boys, I will cherish it forever." - Nancy Wood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Kyle's Memorial Art Bench

"The bench is perfect --- even better than I had hoped it would be." - Susan Sparger, Tomball, Texas

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Kyle's Memorial Art Bench

"I was thinking the other day about you. You are not only talented artistically, but you also have a gift in capturing people. I saw the other memorial benches, and knew you have this talent, and you are kind." - Susan Sparger, Tomball, Texas

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Michelle's Butterfly Memorial Art Bench (35 inch- purple border, patina blue)

"Great Job!" - Juanita Lee, Meridian Ranch Elementary School, Falcon, Colorado

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Mary's Butterfly (45 inch curved memorial art bench- patina blue)

"Mary's bench is beautiful! I can tell you put a lot of heart and love into her bench."

"I can't begin to put into words how breathtaking Mary's bench is. Photographs don't even do the bench justice. This project has far exceeded our expectations!"

"We are so proud to have this memorial to honor Mary. We can't thank you enough for all the heart and soul you put into this project. You are truly a remarkable and caring artist. Your work is amazing! Thank You so Very Much For Everything!" - Katie, Willimantic, Connecticut

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Mary's Butterfly (45 inch curved memorial art bench- patina blue)

"Mary's bench is breathtaking! It is a real work of art. I so appreciate how you have shared the progress with us throughout the process." - Angela Kiss, Willimantic, Connecticut

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Veronica's Memorial Art Bench (45 inches curved , patina blue)

"Thank you for all of your amazing work! I couldn't be more pleased the way the bench turned out. You have an incredible gift." - Erika Ceja Garibay, San Bernardino, California

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Veronica's Memorial Art Bench (45 inches curved , patina blue)

"The bench arrived today, and I was both nervous and excited to see it. It brought tears to my eyes! Linda, it looks even MORE amazing then I could have ever imagined it would be! Your attention to detail is impeccable. Thank you so much for having made Veronica's Memorial this awe-inspiring tribute. I could not think of a better way to keep her legacy alive at our school then to have such a beautiful memorial celebrate her two greatest passions: her family and her profession. Thank you, THANK YOU!!" - Erika Ceja Garibay, San Bernardino, California

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Father Kevin's Bench (35 inch patina blue)

"Wonderful!" - Kristy Basler, Syracuse, New York

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40 inch patina blue bench - Molly's art bench - The Pebble Preschool logo in mosaic

"My name is Molly van der Burch and last night the Parent Council presented me with the bench that you designed in my honor for the preschool. I just couldn't stop looking at it! It is truly amazing in both the detail and the execution of the vision." - Molly van der Burch, Mercer Island, Washington

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"I can tell that you put so much thought, effort, and love into this bench and I just want you to know that it is just beautiful and so appreciated! " - Molly van der Burch, Mercer Island, Washington

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Hannah's Bench - Blue Patina, 40 inches)

"Linda, It is gorgeous and so perfect. David and I just stood in amazement at what a perfect representation it was of Hannah and the things she loved. It means so much to us to know that she'll always be part of the place she loved so much. Thank you seems like such an inadequate response but....THANK YOU!" - Marcey Chapman, Dallas Texas

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Lorraine's Butterfly- 35 inch, patina blue with purple border

"Linda, I absolutely LOVE IT! The bench is gorgeous!!" - Deborah Phelps, Woodbridge, Virginia

Portrait Tile Garden BenchesEmma's Pink Butterfly (45 inch patina blue with purple border memorial art bench)

"How beautiful Emma's Butterfly Bench is! Your work is amazing. I absolutely love what you have done! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful memorial for Emma than what you have created for us. Thank you so very much.

It's been an absolutely wondrous adventure from the very first time we found your website, to counting down the days to seeing you arrive at Rachel & John's house with this precious memorial. You have made each step along the way a sheer pleasure. You are a delight to work with, and I can't thank you enough. Emma's bench is breathtaking !"
Ruth Hilliard, Graham, North Carolina

Portrait Tile Garden Benches(45 inch bench for Father Kevin)

"Perfect!" Kristy Basler, Syracuse, NY

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45 inch patina blue - Mary's Cardinal

"The bench is gorgeous." - Joyce and Colleen Minces, Fort Meyers, Florida

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"The bench is in the playground and looks beautiful." - Gina Goodman, Manhattan, New York

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45 inch patina blue- Sophia's Art

Although very young, little Sophia was a wonderful artist. She drew butterflies, balloons, flowers, hearts and friends. Her signed work has been memorialized and celebrated through this special mosaic bench created in honor of her memory and precious life.

Bird bench (A Special Teacher and Her Prize Students - 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)

"Awesome!" - Lisa Michaelsen, Cary, NC

 

Memorial bench Italian tile and smalti mosaic memorial garden art bench

 

Memorial bench( Red Rose Butterfly, 45 inch, patina blue mosaic memorial garden art bench)

"It's beautiful--- thank you. The gold heart is absolutely perfect." - Mary Cooke, Long Island, New York

Memorial Garden Stones( 35 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)

"What more can we say but our memorial bench is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much - your artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding! So often we find ourselves stopping just to gaze at it, or to look down on it from our bedroom window or to actually sit on it - with a cup of tea, of course! Susan's parents would love it, as well - roses and music were a great part of their lives. Our bench is the focal point of our patio garden, and we thank you for putting so much of yourself into its beauty. " - Susan and Doug Griebling, New Bern, North Carolina

Memorial bench( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)

"It's gorgeous. Thank you so much, Linda. " - Nora Graf, Fresno, California

Memorial Garden Benches( Custom designed 35 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench)

"Wonderful.....thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job.
Sammi Gilliam, Maryland

Memorial Garden Benches( Custom designed 45 inch curved mosaic memorial garden art bench)

"We opened the crates and set up the bench today. It is so beautiful- the colors are gorgeous, and it surpassed all of our expectations! Thanks for creating the perfect bench to memorialize my mother and grandmother. It will be a part of my home and family forever."
Michelle Scarola, Fire Island, New York

Memorial Garden Benches( Custom designed 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench with a portrait tile)

"I had seen pictures of Andrew's bench earlier, but it was a breathtaking sight when they did the unveiling. I didn't realize how small the mosaic pieces were and how much work it took to lay each one. The sun was shining on it, and it just glistened. It is really amazing. When they uncovered the bench all the kids said "AHHHHHH....."

Unanimously, people were overwhelmed at how beautiful it turned out. You are so talented and customer oriented. You take the time to create exactly what the family wants. Thank you for sharing your talent to create something so beautiful for others."
Kelly Kleiman, Sunnyvale, California

Memorial Garden Benches( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green with a green border)

"My sister's bench is exquisite. It should be in a museum." - Michael LaChapelle, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

Memorial Garden Stones( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue with a purple border)

"This bench will be highly cherished. Thank you does not seem enough to say for your labor of love. May God continue to bless your magnificent work." - Tricia Roca, Lexington, Kentucky

Memorial Garden Stones( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)

"Thank you dear, dear lady--your work is awe-inspiring. We feel so so blessed to have you as our artist." - Stacey Wein, Carlsbad, California

Memorial bench( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue- 3 butterflies and daisies)
Memorial bench( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Stones( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
Memorial Garden Stones( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
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( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
( 45 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina green)
In Loving Memory of Debbie Justen ( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
In Loving Memory of Debbie Justen ( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Bench with palm trees ( 35 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Bench with plaque ( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Benches under arbor ( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Bench with two fish ( 40 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)
Memorial Garden Bench with fish
In Loving Memory of Betsy Carver ( 35 inch mosaic memorial garden art bench, patina blue)

 

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