Aug 19th, 2022

Celebration of Life for Jonah Holland

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is honored to be the location of a Celebration of Life for Jonah Holland on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at 10 a.m. Jonah was the Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for 14 years. While cycling, she was fatally struck by a motorist. Our hearts go out to her family and friends; Jonah will be dearly missed by our Garden family and the community.

A Celebration of Life for Jonah Holland is on Oct. 2, 2022

Jonah’s family shares the following:


“The wave may be caught in the idea that ‘I am here now and I won’t be here later.’ And the wave may feel afraid or even angry. But the wave also has her ocean body. She has come from the ocean, and she will go back to the ocean. She has both her wave body and her ocean body. She is not only a wave; she is also the ocean.”
– Thict Nhat Hanh


Jonah Holland loved fiercely and valued kindness as a spiritual practice. Because of her deep affinity for the ocean and the wonder and healing presence of nature, this quote from Thict Nhat Hanh, whose mission was to bring healing to the world, resonated with her.


Jonah will be dearly missed by our community, our friends, our family. With the generous assistance of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we offer you the opportunity to heal by coming together to honor her legacy. Please join us:


Celebration of Life
Carla (Jonah) Holland
Sunday, October 2, 2022
10: 00 am – 11:00 am
Bloemendaal House
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228


Many have reached out to support our family at this time. We are exceedingly grateful. The following are links to a VA529 account where you can contribute to Josie and Grayson’s college tuition.
Grayson Red Holland Gift ID: P662UUY Grayson VA529
Josephine Mae Holland Gift ID: CLRVTGM Josie VA529
If you would like to honor Jonah in some other way, please contact [email protected]
About Beth Monroe

Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She feels honored to be part of a team connecting people and plants to improve our community.

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