Our Story

TPG — The Plant Gallery’s founder Kenneth Rabalais, Jr.’s love of nature inspired him to work with lawns and gardens while still in high school, running a small lawn care service that eventually grew to include landscape design and installation.

Even after he began his studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, Kenny continued to pursue his passion and, upon receiving his degree in Management and Marketing, expanded his vision to include a full-service lifestyle company.

In 1991, Kenny and his wife, Jennifer, created The Plant Gallery. It grew from a small site in the French Quarter with only two employees to an organization with a reputation for creating and maintaining some of the finest residential, corporate, and public gardens in the New Orleans area.

In 1998, the couple realized their bigger vision: to provide clientele with a broad range of services that support a distinctive lifestyle. They opened the present 98,000-square-foot facility on Airline Hwy, where TPG now employs over 60 professionals, offering floral, landscape, maintenance, and plant rental services. Kenny and Jennifer added an incredible 5,000-square-foot gift center with some of the city’s most unique home and patio accents.

In 2005, Katrina devastated the business with 11+ feet of water. TPG lost everything, but soon after, they began “replanting New Orleans.”

Quality products and services, provided with a genuine love of what they were doing, helped them expand their business portfolio to include JADE in 2011.

The Rabalais family has truly been committed to what they love and continues to strive for excellence in everything they do. The physical expansion was essential to keep providing customers with an excellent experience, and they purchased their secondary property in 2021 to create a full-blown operations center.

This expansion allowed the TPG team to elevate the Garden Center by removing all the vehicles and “dirt” from the property in the coming years.

TPG currently employs around 70 people and is growing by the day!


Contact the New Orleans Landscape Experts at TPG — The Plant Gallery

Kenny, Jennifer, and the whole TPG team take pride in beautifying the Crescent City. From Old Metairie to the CBD, contact us for landscaping and lawn and garden maintenance in New Orleans.