Historical information

David Ham (1830 - 1908) MLC donated the two marble lions in 1893. These were characteristic of grand entrances in 19th Century landscapes and the lions were also an emblem of the strength of the British nation. The lions are located inside grand entrance gates to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.


The lions are of historic and aesthetic significance to the people of Ballarat

Physical description

Two large marble lions

Inscriptions & markings

Presented by the Hon David Ham M.L.C 1893.