Welcome to the independent website of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans! This site is intended to provide our members and the general public with up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of MGGNO.   General information about the Louisiana Master Gardener program, horticultural publications and more can be found at lsuagcenter.com and in this brief article by Miles Brashier, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.

Our Mission

To increase the public’s love for and knowledge of gardening and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans strives to aid  the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners in our community while providing enjoyable, worthwhile service experience for our members.

Gardening Tips

(Photo Rick Bogren – LSU AgCenter)

Which Real Christmas Tree To Get?

There are three types of live Christmas trees that are primarily sold in the New Orleans area: Noble Fir, Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir.

Noble Fir aka Abies procera are the most expensive in price. They hold their needles the best of the three varieties. They are the epitome of the beautiful live Christmas tree. Noble Fir are the best tree if you have heavy ornaments. The branches make excellent wreaths, swags and garlands because of their 4-sided needle texture which is similar to the spruce. The blueish-green needles are usually over an inch long. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, Noble Fir are gaining in popularity.
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MGGNO Receives Grant

MGGNO Federal City Community Garden Project recently received a grant from the 2017 New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run. Here are Miranda, Charlotte and Suzanne at the awards banquet.

Spring Garden Show 2017

Many Happy Volunteers + Many Happy Visitors this year = MANY GREAT PLANT SALES! Thanks to Everyone!

An overwhelming response for the … 2017 Winter Symposium!”

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