Scattered about the various garden rooms at the Arboretum there are several statues to be found. Close to the Cottage Garden and Barkman Vegetable Garden there is a Herm of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, and another of an unidentified female. In case you don’t know, a Herm is a sculpture with a head and perhaps a torso above a plain, usually squared lower section. Next to the Knot Garden close to the Mansion, there is a small, sweet statue of a young girl cradling a lamb (or is it a puppy?). And in the Sylvan Terrace below a bridge there are a couple of metal Cranes standing in a bed of fallen leaves.
I’m curious as to the provenance and history of these pieces. If anyone knows, I’d love to hear. Thanks!