May 27th, 2009

Butterflies and Flowers, Making Waves in Richmond: a Round-up

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE! and the Garden has been incredible these past few days.  What an incredible way to kick off the summer!

I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of Richmonders who decided it would be a good idea to come see our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit for themselves and give the rest of Richmond and Central Virginia a preview. The really cool thing is that they all decided to do this on thier own.  From movies, to photos, to blog posts, each was inspired by the Garden or the butterflies. So cool!

Plus we’ve gotten some great local media coverage as well.  And Elevation just finished our 15 second TV spot that will be airing starting June 1st — so if you have 15 seconds, take a peak!

In fact, the response in the blogging world has been so tremendous, I’ve decided to host a blogger tour of  Butterflies LIVE!  If you are interested in participating, just email me at jonahh [at] lewisginter [dot] org and I’ll add you to the list! Hopefully, we’ll have some live Tweeting from this event as well.  The date is still to be decided.

So here goes:

A blue morpho feeding on fruit at Butterflies LIVE!

A blue morpho feeding on fruit at Butterflies LIVE!

Plus, featured one of my blue morpho photos as their photo of the day.  And Style Weekly had a cute  write up on how everyone loves butterflies because they remind us of our ability to transform ourselves. (Very true!)  Plus you can always see some of our latest and greatest photos on They featured the butterflies  in an article a few weeks ago.

I’m sure I’m missing someone, so if you’ve seen a blog post or media coverage on Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently, or you’ve written something yourself, please feel free to leave a comment so we can link to it.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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