’The Slave, statue in Hanbury Gardens'.’
Statue of a female slave in the Hanbury Botanical Gardens. The white marble sculpture can be found in the opening of a cave above the Dragon Fountain and comes from the school of the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The Hanbury Botanical Gardens were created in 1867 when Sir Thomas Hanbury, holidaying on the Côte d'Azur , was struck by the beauty of Cape Mortola, near Ventimiglia, and began to purchase , piece by piece, part of the land which later amounted to eighteen hectares. Photo Paul Smit.