The Garden Kingdom

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Ken and Michelle Noll began landscaping in October 1995, and The Garden Kingdom store opened in May 1998. They joined the Chamber immediately for networking opportunities.

Ken has always found inspiration in the great outdoors, but found his calling when he worked a few summers on a golf course. He went on to study Landscape Architecture at University of Illinois.

The Garden Kingdom offers a full range of outdoor services including landscaping, maintenance (grass cutting, show plowing, full outdoor maintenance), water features, patios, walks, walls, irrigation, lighting and Christmas décor (The Garden Kingdom’s holiday décor was displayed on the Madison Mutual building in December’s edition of Common Ground).

The store sells landscape materials, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, houseplants, and tropicals. The Garden Kingdom has lately focused on the “green” movement, with a variety of plants to improve indoor health and rainwater harvest systems.

“Because The Garden Kingdom is located in an area that has been slow to develop, we have had to reach out to customers rather than rely on drive by traffic,” Ken said.

The Garden Kingdom serves anyone who loves and appreciates nice things for their home – they see customers as invited guests to a party, with The Garden Kingdom owners and employees as the hosts. Ken feels it is their job each day to make every important aspect of the customer’s experience a little better. The Garden Kingdom actively supports the deaf community and soccer.

To learn more about The Garden Kingdom, stop by the store located at 3711 South State Route 157 in Glen Carbon, give them a call at 618.288.0101, or visit them online at