Barrett Fountain

This fountain honors children’s book author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). The Conservatory Garden, which reopened to the public in 1937, was chosen as the perfect site for this memorial erected by Friends of Burnett. The reclining boy playing the flute and a young girl holding the bowl may represent Mary and Dickon, the main characters in The Secret Garden. The bowl is a functioning birdbath where small birds drink.

Barrett Fountain, Central Park Conservatory Garden 5/20/2019
From Wikipedia

4 thoughts on “Barrett Fountain

  1. Jet Eliot 2019-05-29 / 11:30 am

    Really enjoyed seeing this sculpture, your lovely photo with the slight color on the figures, and the link to the author.


  2. J HAMILTON 2019-05-27 / 9:27 am

    Loved her books (well, just read a Secret Garden, A Litttle Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy).

    Jill Hamilton


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-27 / 11:31 am

      I haven’t read A Little Princess yet. I must add it to my book list.


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