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about us

 

The Wardian was founded by Kim Young-Joggerst, to create an inviting space where plant lovers and enthusiasts can discover, learn, and connect through the mutual love of plants.

Plants make people happy.  Cultivating joy and balance is behind everything we do, and we believe plants are a big part of that. Not just within the home, but all around us. The Wardian is a place that helps our customers bring the positive energy of green life into their personal spaces while also offering hand picked artisan gifts and goods for those special occasions.

While house plants are our passion another piece of our vision is to create a culture of inclusivity within our shop and our outdoor courtyard. Community is highly important to our idea of success.

Fun fact: The Wardian's name came from the term wardian case which was an early form of terrarium popular in the 19th century. They were critical to introducing new plant varieties, by protecting them during the long journey overseas.

"I hope what customers find in my shop brings them as much enjoyment as I get from curating the collection in the store."

- Kim Young-Joggerst, owner and plant-a-holic

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our services

We are here to assist you! All it takes to get started is a single plant (and maybe some tips from our knowledgeable staff). Here's to your journey as a plant parent!

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plant selection

Our staff can help you decide what plant friends will thrive in your environment! Give us the deets and we will do our best to make that "love" connection.

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expert advice

Our team spends a lot of time with our plants so we generally have a few tricks up our sleeve for those emo plants that can't seem to find their way. 

consultations

Want instant gratification? We do in house consults and styling! Reach out to us and we can make your plant visions come true.

our team

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Bree

store manager
 

favorite plant:
Monstera Peru

Bree is our plant specialist and store manager. Her expertise includes troubleshooting, propagation methods and plant care. Bree also dabbles in photography and floral design. Her creations with dried flowers are amazing! Any time you're in search of that perfect new plant baby she is definitely the right team member to speak with!

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Ian

store associate

favorite plant: 
Lithops

Ian is our newest team mate! Daddy to Georgia O'Kitty and terrarium specialist, Ian brings another level of expertise to our little shop. Aside from being a plant enthusiast Ian is an art student studying fashion design. You will often find Ian wearing his own creations while assisting our customers with plant and decor selections. 

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Kim

owner

favorite plant:
Monstera Thai Constellation

Mom of 2 and Jackie of all trades. Kim comes from a family of entrepreneurs and is always up for new adventures and challenges especially when it comes to business. She works behind the scenes to curate the store's collection and products as well as connecting with other small business owners, artists and creatives for collaborative community events.

 
 
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le jardin (the garden)

Our beautiful, expansive outdoor area, hidden behind our store is perfect for friends, family, children and pets.
A gathering space where the possibilities are endless for private or community events.

Join us Wednesday through Saturday from 3-6pm for beer and wine. We offer a variety of yard games and entertainment on most Saturdays. 

 

in the news

To see the latest and greatest happening at the Wardian, please check our Instagram page.

MEET THE OWNER

Check out the great interview with Voyage Denver (and check out their other local interviews while you're there).

Kim Young-Joggerst

ONE YEAR!

Time flies when you're growing plants …  building pergolas …creating community … HAVING FUN!

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BEER & WINE

We have our Beer and Wine License! Just in time for summer. Stop by and enjoy an adult beverage in our backyard space.

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Contact

Sunday to Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 am–6 pm​
Thursday: 11 am–6 pm​
Friday: 11 am–6 pm​
Saturday: 10 am–5 pm

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6400 W. 20th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214
thewardian6400@gmail.com  |  720-688-1146