Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Botanic Gardens, fountain

This monument known as 'Love Led Them' is a small bronze fountain figure of a Cupid (a young boy with bow and arrows and wings) on a marble plinth, set in the central pond of the Pioneer Memorial Garden. It was sculpted by Paul R. Montford (1868-1938) and marks the precise spot of the centre of the dome of the former Garden Palace, a grand exhibition building built in 1879 that burnt down three years later.


  1. I enlarged the picture so I could see Cupid up close. Very nice!

  2. I'm trying to place where this is. Is that the garden at the bottom of the steep steps?

  3. Yes Ann, that's exactly where it is. It's at the bottom the steps that feature sculptures of the Seasons.

  4. Thanks for this photo - the fountain's location is perfect. I created a link straight away


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