There are more than 70 thrilling rides and attractions at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, but the park is also home to thousands of trees, shrubs, perennial plants, annual flowers, and ornamental grasses. Depending on the season, you’ll notice that blossoming trees, shrubs, and flower beds are actually coordinated with the colors of nearby rides and buildings. While many theme parks simply maintain what landscaping they have, Kentucky Kingdom makes a substantial investment in its 63-acre site, acquiring thousands of new plants each season. The park operates its own greenhouses year-round and houses a wide variety of annuals and perennials, including tropicals, succulents, and even vegetables.
Kentucky Kingdom’s horticulture department, headed by Jason Anderson, a degreed horticulturist and certified arborist, has a staff of more than a dozen skilled and experienced men and women. And speaking of long experience, horticulture supervisor Rose Moley has been with the park for many years, having joined the landscaping crew at the original Kentucky Kingdom back in 1992! When you see our professional horticulture staff in the park, we invite you to ask them questions about our landscaping. You’ll quickly learn that they are very knowledgeable in their field and that this is not just a job for them, but a passion.