Jackson Square Tour

Jackson Square in New Orleans in located along the Mississippi river banks in the French Quarter. It was the birthplace of Louisiana in 1803, a National Historic Park, and the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. Jackson Square is surrounded by history dating back to early 1700 when […]

I Can See The Future

The article below as written in 2010 for a garden center magazine column that I had the pleasure of writing during a year long journey. I was inspired to search and challenge my ideas and my beliefs in the green industry. In 2015, I closed The Garden Gates retail store after not being able to […]

Chad Harris Metairie

Chad Harris has been part of the Metairie community since 1986 when he and his mother Judy Harris moved from Birmingham, Michigan to the old Metairie neighborhood of De Limon Place. Shortly after living in Old Metairie for a few months, they moved to the quiet neighborhood of Lakeview in New Orleans. Today, Chad Harris […]

Divine Footstool by Cane-Line

The divine footstool is a hand-made product with a unique fabric in selected polypropylene suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The covering fabric is created by crochet technique. Crochet is performed by one crochet hook and takes one person many days of concentrated work. The pattern on top of the Divine footstool is an […]

Chad Harris Metairie & New Orleans Resident

Chad Harris has been a Metairie & New Orleans Resident since 1986 when he and his mother, Judith Lynne Harris moved from Birmingham, Michigan to the town of Old Metairie. Old Metairie is a large suburb of New Orleans and surrounds the main thoroughfare Metairie Road. When Chad moved to Metairie in 1986, he and […]

Christmas Trees in New Orleans: The Back Story

How did Christmas Trees in New Orleans get started? What started out as a solution for Chad Harris, co-founder of TheGardenGates.com, to never touch a Christmas Tree again, turned into a holiday tradition for many in New Orleans.   Chad was working late, one holiday season, and Beth Harris, his wife, called and told him it […]