The Garden Gates opened in 1990 as the brainchild of Co-Founders Chad Everett Harris and Jacqueline Elizabeth "Beth" Kendall-Harris. The husband-and-wife team sought to start a retail operation that complemented both Chad's gardening and landscape design acumen and Beth's eye for style and design. Today, Beth plays an instrumental role in product development, interior design and the fine-tuning the core principles of The Garden Gates lifestyle, while Chad is the brains behind the creativity of the brand, marketing and technology of the business.
Their sons, Aiden and Ashton Harris, have joined their parents in learning the core principals of the business while implementing a youthful perspective on social marketing and technology.
What began as a small garden center quickly turned into a leader in home decor. Soon, The Garden Gates grew to carry the best in gifts, women’s clothing, jewelry, holiday and many specialty products. TheGardenGates.com lifestyle boutique has grown much bigger than the friendly Old Metairie garden center of its humble origins, but outdoor decor, planters and flowers remain staples of our brand.
The Garden Gates is constantly changing and evolving to serve our customers in the best way we can. From seeking out new and different products from around the world to making our online store easier to navigate for the most user friendly experience, The Garden Gates’ team knows that there is always room for improvement in every element of our online lifestyle boutique and storefront location. Evolving and offering the best goods and services possible is a daily task that we take very seriously.