AN IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

We remain committed to keeping you and our team safe and healthy, but please keep in mind that things are not back to “normal”. We will continue to operate under all government-mandated guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Please review the information below for important details, including our in-store shopping guidelines, how to shop online, and our current hours.

Inventory Questions

Last fall we launched our new online store (see link below). All of the items available on our online store are also available to purchase in-store, but not all items available in-store are available to purchase online.

Our online store consists of our entire current inventory of houseplants, seeds, bulbs, pots, soils, mulches, tools, statuary, fountains, fertilizers, disease and pest control, and other hardgoods. We also have select vegetable and herb plants available to purchase online. For our complete inventory of vegetables, herbs, and other edible plants please visit us in-store.

Along with the inventory you see online, you will also find annuals, trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, grasses, and more when you shop in-store. If you have questions regarding our inventory of these types of plants, please visit us in-person or send an email to gardeninfo@plantkingdom.net and let us know what you are looking for.

We’re open year round; therefore, inventory is always changing, so check back frequently to see what new and unique items each season brings. Most emails regarding inventory questions are returned within 24 hours.

Advice Questions

We are proud of our knowledgeable and friendly team of horticulturists and staff, and we love helping you decide which plants would thrive in your garden. If you have questions about plant recommendations, identification, diagnosis, or other complex topics we ask that send an email to gardeninfo@plantkingdom.net and wait for our reply rather than stopping by in-person. This also allows us to ensure that the expert on that topic will be available to help you. Emails of this nature are typically answered within 24-72 hours.

Consulting & Design Questions

While this is something that we normally love to do, we are already booked through spring and are unable to offer comprehensive consulting, design, and estimating services to new customers at this time. We can however still give you plant and placement recommendations for small, individual areas. This service is free of charge and available via email only at this time.

If you would like to submit your photos for evaluation, please send one or two photos of one small area to gardeninfo@plantkingdom.net. Along with your photos we will also need the dimensions, sun exposure, and your goals/vision for the area as well as your name, phone number, and address. Once we receive the photos and your comments we will submit them to one of our consultants for evaluation and they will contact you back as soon as they can. Please keep in mind that we are in peak season, so it may take up to 10 days to receive a response.


Shopping Options

1. Order Online for Curbside Pickup

CLICK HERE to shop and pay online for curbside pickup.

Our online store consists of our entire current inventory of houseplants, seeds, bulbs, pots, soils, mulches, tools, statuary, fountains, fertilizers, disease and pest control, and other hardgoods. We also have select vegetable and herb plants available to purchase online. For our complete inventory of vegetables, herbs, and other edible plants please visit us in-store.

Along with the inventory you see online, you will also find annuals, trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, grasses, and more when you shop in-store. If you have questions regarding our inventory of these types of plants, please visit us in-person or send an email to gardeninfo@plantkingdom.net and let us know what you are looking for.

We’re open year round; therefore, inventory is always changing, so check back frequently to see what new and unique items each season brings. Most emails regarding inventory questions are returned within 24 hours.

ONCE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE you will receive a confirmation email with an estimated time to pick up your order. This is an estimation only. You will receive an email and/or text message once your order is ready for pickup. Orders placed prior to 2pm Monday - Friday are generally ready to pick up the same day. Orders placed on Saturday, Sundays, or after 2pm on weekdays are generally available the following day, but please wait to receive your “ready for pickup” message before coming by. Pickup is only available during our in-store shopping hours.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER please call 502-893-1745. We will need to know the last name on the order as well as what vehicle you are in. At this time you can also let the team member know if you would like us to put your items in your car for you or if you prefer no-contact pickup.

You have 2 days from the day you place your order to pick it up. After that, the order will be canceled and your payment refunded. If you are unable to pick up your order within 2 days, send an email to shop@plantkingdom.net and we can discuss further options.

2. In-Store Shopping

Spring Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

If you wish to shop in person with us we will welcome you with open, yet socially distant arms, but do require that you follow all guidelines…

ARRIVE PREPARED - If you have questions about plant recommendations, identification, diagnosis, design, or other complex topics we ask that send an email to gardeninfo@plantkingdom.net wait for our reply rather than stopping by in-person. This also allows us to ensure that the expert on that topic will be available to help you.

SHOP INDEPENDENTLY & WAIT PATIENTLY - To limit exposure, we ask that customers shop independently rather than in pairs or groups. During peak shopping times please be prepared to wait in a line. Our indoor shopping space is very small so when the doors are closed due to temperature, we will only allow 4 shoppers in this specific area at one time. Children that must accompany adults while shopping are required to remain with their guardian at all times.

WEAR A MASK & SOCIAL DISTANCE - Regardless of vaccination status, all customers are REQUIRED to wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times and keep a 6-foot distance from other customers and team members when possible. Our team members also wear a mask and understand the potential discomfort, but masks must remain on at all times. Our team members wear their masks 6+ hours every day to protect you so we ask that you protect us by wearing one as well. If you are unable to wear a mask, we respect your choice, but require you to use our online store to shop.

BE KIND & OBSERVANT - Follow all directional signage and team member instruction while shopping. Our team is working hard to keep our environment safe and clean, so please be respectful of team members and fellow customers while you shop.



Thank you for your continued support of The Plant Kingdom
and other small businesses in Louisville, especially during
these challenging and uncertain times.
Happy spring and stay well!




Operating Hours


Spring Hours

Monday - Saturday
10am to 6pm
Sunday
11am to 5pm

guidelines enforced - masks required - see section on shopping options for more details, including a link to our new online store

Just for You!

Houseplants & Tropicals
fresh deliveries arrive weekly
Garden Seeds & Supplies
have arrived
Pots & Garden Accents
have arrived
Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, and Spring Crops
have arrived
Pansies & Spring Annuals
have arrived
Hardy Trees & Evergreens
will continue arriving throughout spring
Hardy Shrubs & Groundcovers
will continue arriving throughout spring
Hardy Perennials & Herbs
will continue arriving throughout spring
Summer Vegetables, Herbs, Annuals, and Tropicals
first shipment – mid to late April
Hardy & Tropical Bonsai
first shipment – early May
Water Plants
first shipment – early to mid-May

Frost Free? You decide…

According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration the estimated last day of freeze for Metro Louisville is April 1st – 15th; however, because we are in a “warm pocket” surrounded by “cooler counties” this puts us higher risk for a drop in temperature later than estimated. To read the full article, visit the NOAA website. The map you will see depicts the time of year, on average, that areas across the nation can expect to see their temperatures dip to 32°F or below for the last time. Use this information as a guide to plan your schedule for the garden this spring. You will need to take appropriate measures to protect any cold sensitive annuals, warm season vegetables, and houseplants taken outside from the potentially damaging frost or freezes we might see in the coming weeks.

Cicadas: Nuisance or Phenomenon?

A cicada is a relatively large insect with prominent, wide set eyes and short antennae. The annual cicada emerges every year without much fanfare. The phenomenon of the 17-year cicada, which spends 17 years in the ground feeding on the juice of tree roots, is due to occur in our area this year. You can differentiate the 17-year cicada from the annual cicada by their beady red eyes and orange veined wings. It is hard to predict exactly when this will happen. It is typically anytime between mid-May and late June, but with the warmer temperatures we are experiencing in March and April this year, it could be sooner. When they are ready, the cicadas will emerge by the trillions, seemingly all at once, leaving dime-shaped holes in the ground. You will start to notice these holes, but still barely hear a sound until their wings expand and they take flight. Once their wings are developed, male cicadas will head straight for the tops of trees and begin their very loud mating call. For four to six weeks, these insects will be cursed as a nuisance as they precariously fly around appearing to be drunk. Once the male and female mate, the female uses her sharp saw-like apparatus, called an ovipositor, to cut slits in the ends of tree branches to lay eggs in. The branches or branch tips containing the eggs will then fall to the ground and the nymphs emerge and burrow into the ground, starting their 17-year journey. There will be no damage caused to annuals, perennials, tropicals, vegetables, herbs, etc and they are not harmful to animals or humans. The damage is caused to small branches on young trees, especially young oaks and fruit trees, by the female laying their eggs. The best defense for homeowners is to protect those plants that are most likely to suffer from the damage the females will cause. To learn more about the 17-year cicada and how you can protect your young trees, check out our Monthly Tip & Contest Page. While you’re there you can also enter to win a $25 Plant Kingdom Gift Card.

Cicada