Babyland was the third garden to be developed in the mid-1970s. It is located between the Garden of Prayer and the Garden of Resurrection. This garden is exclusively for children and displays bronze on granite, grass-level markers for memorialization.
Located in the back center of this garden is our feature of "Our Little Lambs." This feature is of cast bronze from the Trinity Bronze Co. and the base is constructed of sunset pink granite. This feature is mounted on river rock from the East Tennessee area and is flanked on both sides by Boxwoods.
The story of this subject dates back to many years ago when the president of Trinity Bronze Co. worked on a ranch in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains near Wilsall, Montana.
The foreman of the ranch had a little daughter who rambled all over the pastures and the hills. This little tyke was curious about, and interested in, everything she saw.
One day he saw her squatting down, peering into the face of a little lamb- a picture that made a lasting impression in his mind. Some time ago he drew a sketch of this occurance and he commissioned Florence Gray to transfer this sketch into bronze. After numerous sketches and models were made, Mabel Landrum Torrey was called in as a consultant, and together the two artists created this charming bronze.
The portrayal depicts the first meeting of the lamb and child, and the wonderment of both is clearly discernable. This statue was loaned to the Chicago Park District Flower Shows for exhibition there where it stole the show because it conveys the lovable and trusting instincts of a child. It has also been shown in many other art exhibits throughout the country.