Welcome to Gardens at Effingham

Rhododendron leaves changing color in the fall photographed at Gardens at Effingham
Rhododendron Leaves Changing Color in the Fall
A delightful, whimsical look at Midwest Gardening told through the stories, musings, and journals of the cats who live there.
Red and Green Leaves of a Rhododendron in late fall in the midwest.

Welcome to Gardens at Effingham

A small white cat, "Most Beloved" photographed sitting on a stool beside a window. She is the indoor cat at Gardens at Effingham

Meet Most Beloved

What greater gift than the love of a cat.

Charles Dickens
A young striped male cat with green eyes and yellow and brown markings looks into a window from outside where he is sitting on a ledge of the house

If you want to write, keep cats.

Aldous Huxley
A beautiful light brown with dark stripes adult male cat photographed sitting at Gardens at Effingham in fall. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is daddy-cat-in-late-fall-img_6069-1.jpg
Daddy Cat, Gardens at Effingham
Close up of a burning bush in fall. Red, orange, and still a few green leaves. Burning bush photographed at Gardens at Effingham. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is fall-colors-burning-bush-img_6500-1.jpg
Two kittens from Gardens at Effingham. Silver kitten with cream paws is named Itsy Bits and the dark brown striped kitten is Little One. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is silver-kitten-with-cream-img_5634-1.jpg
Itsy Bits and Little One, Kittens at Gardens at Effingham
Photographs of Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer at Gardens at Effingham. "Daddy Cat," one of the garden cats, is pictured too.
Pink Water Lily in Koi Pond, Gardens at Effingham