Interesting tidbits about our gardens:
Kentucky Kingdom boasts many unique specimen coniferous and deciduous trees and more than 100 different species of perennials and ornamental grasses. More than 20 cultivars of unique and colorful annuals are installed each season.
Many of our specimen plants are identified with plaques containing a QR code that gives you the opportunity to link to interesting facts about each cultivar, including the best ways to grow these plants in your own yard.
Throughout the park, you’ll encounter many different showcase gardens, including the English garden in the Carousel Courtyard, the lushly landscaped slopes at the Tin Lizzies ride, and the beautiful flower beds in King Louie’s Playland. In addition, Kentucky Kingdom has joined other botanical gardens across North America working to restore the population of Monarch butterflies by planting a butterfly garden. Our two certified “Monarch Waystation” gardens are located at T3, and Storm Chaser, and contain a lovely assortment of flowering perennials and shrubs that serve as host plants and nectar sources for the Monarchs.
Kentucky Kingdom is respectful of future generations and follows best practices when applying pesticides or fertilizer to preserve the biodiversity of our park.
We invite you to check back throughout the season for new photos and updates from our horticulture department.