August 2017 - Burlington ON
Also found at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
More Garden Art
The gardens themselves
The Hendrie Gates are located at the entrance to the Scented Garden in Hendrie Park in the Royal Botanical Gardens.The Hendrie Gates commemorate William Hendrie, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1831, and emigrated as a young man to Hamilton, Ontario, where he established a successful business hauling freight between the new railway lines and local shippers and receivers.
Flatman embellished the Hendrie Gates design with symbols appropriate to our New World setting: a sheaf of Durham wheat, a cluster of Ontario grapes, and a horseshoe. The craftsmanship of his wrought iron work is distinguished; and he also supervised the proper hanging of the gates, “so that a child may easily open and shut them with one hand”.
This was a smaller set of gates leading out of the scented gardens.
Information above found at the Burlington Historical Society's website.
Quite a gateway! I can't remember ever going to those gardens; if I did, it was as a kid.ReplyDelete
Nice! Impressive attention to detail, both the iron work and the suggestion on ease of access.ReplyDelete
Lovely iron work. Sounds like a lovely place to visit.ReplyDelete