These statues are the Roman goddesses Flora, Ceres, and Pomona. They were originally installed on the facade of the 2nd Horticulture Hall in Boston. In 2020 these goddesses received a much needed cleaning and restoration. The tallest statue, standing at 13 feet tall, is Ceres—the goddess of agriculture. To her right is Pomona—goddess of fruit—holding a cornucopia full of fruits. On the left side stands Flora—the goddess of flowers—with a bouquet of flowers in her hand. Seasonal plantings of annuals surround the feet of the goddesses, and two large rhododendrons grow on the right and left ends of the garden. Learn more about this history of the goddess statues in the article “Boston’s Missing: The Horticultural Goddesses”
by Aline Kaplan.