Historical information

The memorial fountain was erected at the main entrance to the fernery of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in 1890 by public subscription. It was a tribute to Frederick Moses Claxton, Councillor and Mayor of Ballarat (1872-1877), who was devoted to beautifying the Lake and Gardens.


The artwork is of historic and aesthetic significance to the people of Ballarat

Physical description

White marble bust atop a decorative fountain with swan and cherub figures on a bluestone base, concrete surrounds the pond base with a low iron rail.