Lida’s Jungle will celebrate its grand opening at its new location on Saturday, January 14 at 10 am. They’ve set up shop at 3101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. N. The plant store formerly occupied a shared space with Sans Market and Mama Pacha’s Market in the EDGE District.
Owners Sarah and Daniel Reyes found their love of plants in different ways. Daniel’s adventure started in permaculture and creating a food forest in their yard. Sarah’s plant journey began when she started collecting them, her apartment quickly becoming a jungle. Growing up, she worked in her grandma’s nursery and was constantly surrounded by plants. As her collection and obsession grew, she shared her passion for plants with others and that’s how Lida’s Jungle was born. Named for their child, Lida, they appeared at their first market in 2019.
The first two iterations of the store (both in the EDGE District) boasted a beautiful array of indoor tropical plants. This new space, a former auto body shop, has exponential times the amount of space. Towers of plants big and small welcome you into their urban jungle. Don’t forget to look up at the ceiling where a myriad of hanging plants are displayed as well. The front room will include a terrarium bulk bar and plant seeds. Across the back wall is a fantastically curated selection of adorable planters, plant name tags, soil, and their favorite plant care products.
As they get settled, they’ll introduce more herbs, veggies, items and plants for butterfly gardens, and other new goodies. In March, they are unveiling their new “backyard” space with additional square footage for workshops, plant swaps, events, parties, and more.
Never shopped with them before? New to plant parenthood? No stress! The crew at Lida’s is incredibly kind, patient, and supportive. They are always abundantly helpful in giving advice and teaching customers how to best care for their plants. It’s one of my absolute favorite places to shop for new houseplants.
When we were stuck inside during the pandemic, Lida’s doorstep delivery of houseplants provided a whole lot of sunshine to my life. Their Instagram-based plant scavenger hunts around the city are a delight. Keep an eye on their website and be sure to follow them on Instagram for their upcoming plant swaps, moss art workshops, and more.
You can find Lida’s Jungle at 3101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. N.