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

Bottlebrush Shrub

Callistemon rigidus is the scientific name for bottlebrush shrub. This native of Australia is a member of the Myrtaceae family and has been grown in Europe since the late 1700’s.There are about 30-50 species of Callistemon. Only a few grow in the U.S, In its’ natural setting, bottlebrush grows along damp edges of swamps or forests.

Newly planted shrubs require more water but as the plant becomes more established it will require less water and tolerate harsher conditions. Plant bottlebrush in full sun with well drained, slightly acidic soil. It prefers a pH of 5.5-6.5. This plant is salt and drought tolerant with a moderate rate of growth. Read more

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!”

2016 Fall Garden Show – our NEW LMG/MGGNO BOOTH

With “Plants from the Dark Side”, LMG merchandise, to Butterfly garden tours – Thank you to so many volunteers who came out for this three day October event!

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