Statues and Vases donated by Sir William Young

Statues of Ceres, Diana and Flora

In 1887 (the same year that the Bandstand was built), the estate of chief justice Sir William Young, donated three statues and six urns from his own garden, to his beloved Halifax Public Gardens. Ceres, the Roman goddess representing agriculture and fertility; Flora the goddess of flowers and spring, and Diana the goddess of the woodland and wild animals, all reside along the Petit Allée. The six urns were placed around the Bandstand within the geometric beds.  All are in need of restoration and/or replacement, which is scheduled to take place in 2013.