Burnett Fountain

Burnett Fountain is a gorgeous memorial to classic children's book author Frances Hodgson Burnett, known for her novel The Secret Garden. The fountain is set among the flowers of the Conservatory Garden's English-style garden.

Burnett Fountain features a bronze sculpture of a boy playing the flute and a young girl holding a bowl that functions as a birdbath.

When Burnett died in 1924, her friends and admirers sought to build a memorial that suited the popular novelist, and after years of searching, they found a home for it among the beauty of a flowering garden. The sculpture stands on the edge of a small concrete pool, which features a variety of blooming waterlilies every summer and fall.