|Burnett Memorial Fountain: E104|
Sculptor: Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1872-1955 • USA
Gift of The Children's Garden Building Committee
Located in the Conservatory Garden’s South Garden, in Central Park somewhat hidden within the abundant display of flower beds, shrubs, trees and hedges, emerges a statuary fountain of two bronze figures depicting the characters from Francis Hodgson Burnett’s American children’s classic, The Secret Garden (1911).
The tranquil innocence of Mary, the young girl stands holding a basin where water delicately flows for the birds to dapple in, while the young boy Dickon reclines on a rock overlooking a serene water lily pool as he plays his flute.