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 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 2 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. Quality products and services, provided with genuine love of what they were doing, helped them expand The Plant Gallery to 3 locations around the city.
In 1998, the couple realized their bigger vision: to provide clientele with the broad range of services that support a distinctive lifestyle. They opened the present 98,000 square-foot facility on Airline Drive where The Plant Gallery now employs over 60 professionals, offering floral, landscape, maintenance, and plant rental services.
Kenny and Jennifer also added an incredible 5,000 square-feet gift center that has some of the most unique home and patio accents in the city.
The Rabalais family has truly been committed to what they love and continues to strive for excellence in everything they do.