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

Japanese Spirea

Spirea, Spirea x vanhoutei, Bridal Wreath Baby’s Breath or whatever you call it, has beautiful small white clusters of blooms in spring. Southern homeowners have planted them alternated beside azaleas for years. The pink variety, pink spirea however, is a deciduous shrub that you may want to consider for your garden even in the heat of the summer.

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MGGNO Project at Arc’s Chalmette Community Center

Thank you – Polly & Cindy and ARC volunteers in St. Bernard Parish!
Pictured below from left to right: Alex Taisant – Arc staff, MG2014 & Project Coordinator; Patricia Patcheco & Linda Woodward – MG2014 & MGGNO members; Polly Campbell – MG2012 & MGGNO member

Today we cleaned & weeded all around the beds and began labeling the plants between rain showers. Arc has really made this area festive with stenciled prints on the fence & a cute garden sign!

Winter Symposium January 17, 2015

“Shaping the Southern Landscape …
Treasured Ornamentals & Designs from Around the World”

MLK Day 2015

From Recirculating Farms Coalition: The Growing Local NOLA community garden in New Orleans had a great MLK Day of Service on January 19, 2015! 45 undergrads and professors joined us from an array of local colleges: Xavier, Dillard, Tulane, and Loyola for a cool, sunny day of fun and productivity. We built compost bins, sorted and planted seeds, painted and more! Big thanks to everyone who participated – special kudos to our LA Master Gardener Debra Surtain for organizing the event, Rev. Sally Wright from Presbyterian Church USA and our NOLA team who worked hard on their day off!

Our own LMG Roma Gibson-King is featured in Dave McNamara’s feature on the Monarchs with her kids at St Agnes. Great job Roma!!!

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events

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