Crazy Cat Gardening: Statuary

Cat Garden StatuaryMost crazy cat ladies I know who have gardens love gardening. Because, of course, cats are the very best garden snoopervisors you can find, and it’s a great way to spend quality time with your furry friends and be productive at the same time. My cats will get up close and purrsonal with what I’m doing, then roll in the dirt and spend the rest of the afternoon licking it off.

In addition to planting your garden with cat grass, catnip and catmint, you can add statuary to give it an especially feline-friendly feel. My tabby, Tripper, considered one of our little cat statues his girlfriend. He’d sit and nap beside her.

Sculptures and statuary range in price from extremely affordable to save-for-years-to-buy-it expensive. Seek out established family-owned local nursery for the best selection of artisan work — the big box stores tend to stock only figures made by those garden gnome companies. Local artists can also be an excellent source for garden embellishments. Keep your eyes open – you never know where you’ll happen across a great garden find.

Here are some that we like (click any image for purchase info). We hope they inspire you to add faux cats to your own garden.

cast stone delft cat garden statue

This Williamsburg Delft Cat Cast Stone Garden Statue by Campania International is a delight. It’s offered in 12 patina finishes (all earth tones) to complement your garden purrfectly. It’s about $120.*

 
 
happy fat cat garden statue
This fat and happy cat is small in scale (8-1/2″ X 6-1/2″) so it’s purrfect for smaller herb beds. It’s made by artist Sheila Corbitt in cast resin. It currently sells for $75 and the original is available for purchase.

 
 

Cat running in garden sculpture
This is a stance familiar to any cat lover. The sculpture is rich with detail and would augment a stretch of wildflowers beautifully. The quality is reflected in the price — you’ll pay over $350 for him.

 
 

Gardening Cat Scupture

This cast stone gardening savant can’t help but make you smile. He has a daisy in his mouth, and he’s holding a spade in one hand and the other hand close to his heart. He’s available in the natural cast stone finish, or in your choice of four colors. He’s just under $70.

 
 

Are you ready to pull on your gloves and dig?
 
 

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* All prices quoted are approximate and based on the current market. Prices can change without notice, and availability may be limited.

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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Michele says:

    I love these–especially the cat on the prowl!

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