The Truth About Chad Harris The Garden Gates
Chad Harris was the co-founder of The Garden Gates retail store located in Old Metairie. The retail business began in the Summer of 1999 as he and his family began building a home and garden store, called The Garden Gates.
Chad Harris started in the garden business at the age eleven in Grosse Isle, Michigan exploring the gardens on the island. Those early years were the key to his passion and connection to gardening. Chad has had the privilege to work with the PGA, City of Shreveport, City of New Orleans, New Orleans Airport, University of New Orleans, Louisiana Department of Transportation, Audubon Institue, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park and a long list of other meaningful projects over the years in and around the New Orleans Metropolitan area.
The Garden Gates retail store closed in August 2015 due as a result of a failed lease negotiations with the property landlord. At that point, Chad Harris and his wife Jacqueline Kendall-Harris decided to close the business. As of October 1, 2017, the property located at 2918 Metairie Road remains vacant.