The Real Cats of Juniper Level Botanic Garden/Plant Delights Nursery

About the Plant Delights Nursery cats

Not only do we grow plants, but we’ve even got room for a few non-plants. The nursery is protected 24/7 by members of "the PDN family." Yes, we’re talking about the real sopranos. If you’ve visited the gardens during open house and gardens, you have, no doubt, met some or all of our family of cats. Even if you didn’t see them, you can rest assured they had you in their sights.


KitCat - PDN/JLBG's newest nursery cat


DOB: unknown (circa 2013)

About: KitCat is affectionate and has beautifully expressive eyes. KitCat has a great personality and gets along well with other cats and dogs, but is going through an adjustment phase as she figures out her new surroundings here at Plant Delights and JLBG. If you see her, she does respond to her name and will greet you with a head butt.

Likes: Loves attention, treats and having her belly scratched. We will add more as we figure them out.

Dislikes: A bit shy at first, but this is her first week.


DOB: unknown (circa 2007)

About: Henry is aloof but nice and has beautiful golden eyes. Henry has a great personality and gets along well with our employees and shoppers although he'd prefer to be alone. If you see him, call him by name and he may respond with a polite 'meow'.

Likes: Having his belly rubbed and sleeping in paper recycling bin.

Dislikes: Other felines who think they are the top cat.


DOB: 2012

About: Jasper loves people and loves to climb trees and to catch mice, birds, squirrels, frogs, lizards and all other manner of creatures. He loves to chase butterflies, bees and voles too. He loves to hang out with Henry, but the feelings are not always mutual. Jasper is our most gregarious cat and if you call him by name he will come to you with his tail pointing straight up in the sure to reward him with a belly rub or a butt scratch. 

Likes: Following the staff around the garden to check in. Nursery Tour Groups

Dislikes: Nothing. It's all good.

Jake & Elwood

DOB: June 2014

About: Meet the twins! These little boys were rescued from the Cape Fear River by the Best Friends pet adoption folks in Cary, NC. They live in the residence with Anita and Tony and enjoy being babied and loved endlessly. They act more like dogs than cats as they come when called and fetch the rubber ball. Anita is training them to cook for Tony.

Likes: Everything.

Dislikes: Nothing.

We invite you to visit the Real Cats of Juniper Level Botanic Garden during one of our Open Nursery & Garden events.