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Winter Garden Welcomes a New Monarch Butterfly Sculpture

Winter Garden is pleased to welcome a new monarch butterfly sculpture for all to enjoy.

As Orlando welcomes in another beautiful fall, Winter Garden is welcoming in a beautiful new sculpture. The sculpture, a monarch butterfly made of copper, steel, and brass, has been placed near the downtown Plant Street area.

The new monarch butterfly sculpture owes its origins to the Bloom and Grow Garden Society, who presented this sculpture to the City of Winter Garden as a token of their appreciation for 20 years of partnership for their Spring Fever in the Garden festival.

The eight foot by ten foot sculpture, created by artist Don Reynolds, using steel beams and a skin of copper and brass. His other works include a sculpture of a bronze knight on horseback in front of the UCF Bounce House stadium and a large totem sculpture he created for Disney.

The Monarch Project is headed up by Gretchen Boyd, the first president of the Bloom and Grow Garden Society.

”The Monarch butterfly is a symbol of metamorphosis and represents significant change. Bloom and Grow Garden Society, the City of Winter Garden, and our festival, Spring Fever in the Garden, have gone through a significant metamorphosis over the past 20 years! The Monarch butterfly also represents the change in our own lives…from birth to our rebirth.

This sculpture would not have been possible without the generous support of a member of our garden club and her family in honoring the memory of their mother and father. May we all be like the mighty Monarch and be the change” Boyd said.

The Bloom and Grow Garden Society’s mission statement is:

“To stimulate gardening through promotion and sponsorship of community projects and the protection and sustainability of native habitat; to promote and sponsor educational horticulture experiences and civic involvement.”

For more information on how you can become involved with this amazing organization go to www.bloomandgrow.club

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Written by Gabriella Dedmore

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