Representing Chrysalis Institute
at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Botanical artist, copper wrangler, and Chrysalis Institute member Cathy G. Vaughn will be creating A Butterfly’s Path, a walking meditation on the grounds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as part of Wild Art: A Journey Off Canvas installations throughout the gardens. Following a walking meditation guide written by our own Elaine Kiziah, visitors will experience a meditative reflection within a butterfly-inspired labyrinth, woven wattle-weave fashion from copper and sustainably harvested wood.

Side elevation, A Butterfly’s Journey

Side elevation, A Butterfly’s Journey

Ways to be involved:

Donate greens for weaving

Do you have land with new growth saplings, willow, bamboo, or grapevine? We need access to quite a bit of small diameter green growth. Contact Cathy to coordinate a time in late April/early May to harvest materials

wattle weave fence

wattle weave fence

Help us build

Many hands make light work, and there are lots of opportunities to help make this dream a reality. From setting the verticals to weaving to spreading mulch, there’s lots to do from May 15 through May 25 in the garden.

Visit the exhibit

Visit Lewis Ginter this summer, and bring a friend! The exhibit runs May 26 through October 1.

Sponsor a spoke

The vertical supports for the wall will be made from over 100 lengths of copper. Make an investment in increments of $15* to defray the cost of each spoke. At the end of the exhibit, Cathy will repurpose the copper you sponsor into a free-form sculpture for your garden as a reminder of this exciting project. *This special pricing is available to Chrysalis Institute members only!

Copper Forest

Copper Forest

Volunteer at the garden

Become a guide to help guests experience the walking meditation in the garden. Details to follow on where to sign up and volunteer.



Thank you for your support! I’ll see you in the garden!