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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.


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.


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. 


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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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.



Lady Leca

Mushroom Mama

favorite plant: 
Beef Steak Begonia

Meet Benny! She is a south Florida native that moved to Colorado in 2021. Benny is a leca specialist with a passion for foraging and mycology. She even used to work at a gourmet mushroom farm in Tallahassee! During her free time, you can catch her knitting or drawing her next tattoo while cuddling with her dog, cat and tortoise.



begonia mama

favorite plant:
Angel Wing Begonia


Hi, I'm Duska! A Colorado native, I'm a mom who is getting back into the working world. While I've been at home with my kiddos I discovered my love of plants and a decent green thumb. My favorite plant is the angel wing begonia. I'm so excited to be a part of The Wardian team and look forward to getting to know everyone.

Le Jardin

le jardin (the garden)

Our beautiful, expansive outdoor area, tucked behind the store,
is the perfect gathering space for friends, family, and pets.
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.


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



We strive to create an amazing experience daily for every plant parent that comes in. To receive such an honor by the readers of 5280 humbles us. Come see what we're all about!



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  |  720-688-1146

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