Ribbit The Exhibit
Ribbit The Exhibitis a remarkable traveling collection of 20 larger than life,  frog sculptures by J.A. Cobb that are available for display in public gardens and botanical centers.  These captivating whimsical sculptures have proven to attract new visitors to the gardens, reengage existing members, and increase public awareness of the garden’s mission.
The collection’s first showings at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville NC, and Airlie Gardens in Wilmington NC resulted in attendance increases of 51 - 63 %
Airlie Gardens attendance

“Ribbit the Exhibit drew in people who have not been to the gardens for years.  We have had people who have come in four or five times to see the frogs again and again.  It has been really effective.”Janine Powell, Director, Airlie Gardens, Wilmington NC


Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Ribbit the Exhibit at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville NC, September-December 2012:

“Upon seeing Cobb’s frogs, we knew that Ribbit would be a perfect draw. It is impossible to deny their appeal.  Even harder to deny is the fact that overall numbers were up significantly.  The whimsy of Cobb’s sculptures was appreciated by everyone who visited, both young and young at heart.”  

Kinsley Edge, Cape Fear Botanical Garden Director of Development and Marketing.


Our Cast Of Frogs

Each sculpture is five to seven feet tall and handcrafted from copper, colored with natural patina, and secured to a solid stone tread.

Placed throughout the grounds to cleverly highlight a garden’s features. Our characters are naturally harmonious with the garden’s environment. Exaggerated scale and expressions capture the visitors’ attention.
Strategically highlight less-traveled areas of the ground to emphasize features and transform the experience. Give your grounds a charming and exciting element your visitors will not soon forget.
Cobb works and resides in Wilmington NC. To learn more about bringing Ribbit the Exhibit to your public garden., contact him by phone at 910-617-2195 or by email at jcobb1@ec.rr.com Ribbit the Exhibit – chosen as must see by prestigious North Carolina magazine.