Ribbit the Exhibit's prized praise, testimonials and experiences.

Testimonials, Praise, & Experiences

From garden newcomers to outdoor enthusiasts, discover how Ribbit the Exhibit’s cast of whimsical sculptures is boosting public awareness for garden’s across the nation.

Cindy Crosby Interpretation Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

“What a joy it was to see our visitors faces light up as they discovered the frogs scattered across our grounds, and at the same time, had an opportunity to think about frogs in our natural areas! “Ribbit” was an excellent way to open conversations about our work in conservation, as well as offering entertainment value and appeal.”

Chuck Gleaves Executive Director, Kingwood Center Gardens

“The exhibit opened a new dynamic for Kingwood. We increased membership, admission income and earned income”

76% Net revenue increase

Keri Byrum Assistant Director, Harry P. Leu Gardens

“Ribbit the Exhibit was the first exhibit for our garden and we were so pleased with the results! The sculptures were approachable and loved by both children for their playfulness and adults for their artistry. Our attendance for this time was up 36% of the year prior! This exhibit set us on the path for future programming and we will look forward to hosting Ribbit again in the future.”

Janine Powell Director of Donor Relations, Airlie Gardens.

“They just looked like they belonged there from the very first day. “Ribbit the Exhibit” increased our attendance dramatically.”

51% Visitor increase over the previous year

Mildred Fockele Director, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainsville

“Each sculpture of Ribbit the Exhibit fit so perfectly, like it was made just for our garden. One of our favorite venues was the three jazz musician frogs. We placed a motion detector in front of the trio and when guests walked by, jazz music began to play through a hidden sound system. What a great surprise for all. Our members were all delighted with this exhibit.”

Elizabeth Lumbert Director, Dow Gardens

“Dow Gardens has hosted both Ribbit 1 and Ribbit 2. The only regret that my staff and I have is that Ribbit 3 does not exist. Our Garden comes alive when the Ribbits are in town and our guests come out time and time again to share the experience with family and friends.”

Robert Bowden Executive Director, Leu Gardens

“Andy Cobb’s Ribbit the Exhibit was such a hit with our guests five years ago we had to have it back this time as Ribbit Exhibit II – Frogs With Attitude!  These incredible, whimsical frog sculptures were placed throughout our 50-acre garden and each figure brought a smile.  Having them on display catapulted attendance nearly 45% and membership increased 35%.  We can’t wait for them to return.”

Carolynn Paten Manager of Guest Experience, Dow Gardens

“Placement of the sculptures throughout the property helped us encourage exploration of the less traveled areas of our gardens and programming opportunities abound.”

Page kinnery CEO President, Brookgreen Gardens

“Children and families were delighted by Ribbit the Exhibit and corporate partners responded enthusiastically to our invitation to sponsor individual frog sculptures. We were able to secure a sponsor for each sculpture as naming opportunities and created an engaging scavenger hunt to make the experience even more “Ribbit-ing” for our guests.”

Jennifer Sullivan Executive Director, Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

“Ribbit the Exhibit complimented our garden. It attracted both the young and the young at heart”

63% Visitor increase over previous year

“We commissioned five of Andy’s frogs for our shopping village. There are two at the entrance that greets you as you drive in, another on a balcony overlooking the courtyard. Just about everywhere you walk you’ll see one of Andy’s frogs. We invest in them because they bring a smile to our customers’ faces. I see people all the time taking pictures of themselves with our frogs. They’re just a lot of fun.”

Joel Tomaselli

Shopping Village Owner

“I don’t think life should be taken too seriously. Andy’s sculptures take some of the angst out of life. You can’t help but laugh when you see one of Andy’s frogs.”

Nancy Witt

Crossmill Gallery

“Andy’s pieces add that little touch of fun that every garden needs so that it won’t take itself too seriously.”

Donna Rae Mitchell

Landscape Architect

Featured Print Media

  • Our State Magazine
  • Wilmington Star News
  • Wilma Magazine
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • Wrightsville Beach Magazine
  • Wilmington Parent Magazine
  • Lumina News

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“We visited Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC during Ribbit the Exhibit and loved doing the scavenger hunt associated with the installation.”



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