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Three Generations and Growing

Perino’s Home and Garden Center has been providing top quality plant material to the greater New Orleans area for three generations. In 2024, we celebrate 75 years in business!

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  • 1949

    The founder of Perino’s, WWII Veteran Salvador “Sam” Perino, established his business initially as a fruit market and local grocery store on the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne in New Orleans, LA.

  • 1955

    With the help of his loving wife, Magdalene Perino, Sam moved the business from New Orleans to its current location on Veterans Memorial Blvd in Metairie. The now bustling retail highway was just a dirt road at the time.

    Vintage Cars
  • 1978-1981

    Sam and Magdalene’s two sons, Peter and Sal “Buddy” Perino were involved in the family business from a young age. Both received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, Buddy from ULL and Peter from University of Florida. After graduating, the sons started working full time at the nursery.

    Black and White Palms
  • 1984

    Landscaping was a foundation of the business since the 60s, and in 1984, Perino’s had the honor of landscaping the Louisiana World Exposition, also known as The World’s Fair.

    World Exposition
  • 1993

    Sam acquired the northshore growing operation in Covington, LA, to replace his smaller greenhouses in Kenner.

    Greenhouse Aerial Shot
  • 2004

    With the help of his sons, Mr. Perino was able to expand the Covington growing operation to include 350,000 square feet of heated greenhouse space and nearly 20 acres of outdoor growing space. The family decided to discontinue the landscape department to focus on growing quality plant material for retail customers.

    Nanny + Paw Paw
  • 2005

    The business has weathered its share of storms, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, thanks to the community and our loyal customers, Perino’s was able to bounce back stronger than ever.

    Old Perinos
  • 2010-2019

    One by one, Buddy’s daughters, Megan, Catherine, and Emily, and Peter’s daughters, Madeleine and Adele, joined the family business.

    3 Generations
  • 2020

    Like many retail businesses, Perino’s had to temporarily close the retail gift shop for most of 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. This gave an opportunity to completely renovate the 6,000 square foot store to what it is today.This renovation elevated our home and gift store to be one of the best in the area, providing a “one stop shop” boutique experience for locals. Luckily, Perino’s was able to keep the outdoor garden center open for the entirety of the pandemic, providing a therapeutic escape for the community and retaining 100% of employees during the difficult times.

  • 2024

    Perino’s Celebrates 75 years in business! The third generation continues to grow the business while remaining true to their grandfather’s roots.

Perinos Home & Garden Center
  • our
    garden center

    Our growing operation is always expanding, currently supplying 70 percent of the plant material sold at the Metairie retail location, with plans to increase.

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  • our
    design services

    Need a vision for a big yard project? Perino’s is now offering design consultations! Our on staff landscape designer will create a vision to transform your yard into an outdoor oasis.

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  • our
    home decor

    A “One Stop Shop” for the greater New Orleans area, our buyers curate a variety of quality gifts and home decor items. From home fragrances, to women’s and baby’s clothing and accessories, to outdoor furniture and more, we are confident that there is something for everyone at Perino’s!

    Browse Home and Gift

  • the
    candle barn

    We love incorporating some of our founders’ antique and vintage items into our store. The “Candle Barn”, once a dilapidated structure on Mr. Perino’s farm, now serves as an aromatic destination with over a dozen home fragrance and bath and body lines. Keep an eye out for some of his stained glass collections while you browse!


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