Museum & Gardens

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am–5pm

Garden Cats

Meet our Garden Cats

We currently have two feline friends living and “working” in the Philbrook Gardens. They help with pest control and the guests love them. Our cats live a lavish life with heat in the winter and A/C in the summer. Keep an eye out and your camera ready on your next visit. They’re quite used to the paw-parazzi at this point.

Meet Sage:

This green-eyed lady is the latest addition to the Garden Cat crew. Sage came into our lives (and your hearts) in the middle of 2020 when we all needed her. She’s still growing and learning the ropes, but we knew she was Philbrook Garden Cat materials from day one. Getting her to read the Employee Handbook, that’s another story. Favorite color: green (a little obvious).

Meet Cleome:

Our senior (yet still very young) Garden Cat, Cleome was dropped here as a kitten. We’ve raised her like our own ever since. But don’t be fooled by that sweet little face, she’s a hunter at heart. All of our cats provide a certain level of pest control. Cleome seems to think it’s a competition. Favorite movie: The Terminator.

Meet Acer (retired 2020):

By far the most outgoing and active of the Philbrook felines so far, Acer never missed an opportunity to photobomb a senior portrait session or crash a wedding. He particularly enjoyed sneaking into employee card and refusing to get out. Acer now lives in a private home and is as precocious as ever. But his Philbrook stories live on. Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers.

Meet Perilla (retired 2020):

Much more than just Acer’s sister, Perilla was always the boss behind the scenes. No nonsense. Happy to sit around most of the day and let others do the work, she not only like to be treated like royalty, she acted like it too. Favorite historical figure: Cleopatra.