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

Indigo – Indigofera kirilowii

his perennial is a spreading low deciduous shrub of 2 ½ to 4 feet and is a native of China and Japan. This is a popular old plant of the South. This is not the Indigo that produces the dye, that is Indigofera tinctorial or tropical indigo.

The raceme flowers of Indigofera kirilowii grow up to 5 inches. They are pinkish-lavender in color and resemble wisteria as they hang beneath the foliage. The fernlike foliage is light green, pinnately compound alternate leaves with 7 to 11 leaflets on arching branches. Blooms Spring through Autumn. This member of the Fabaceae or Pea family produces pods of 1 ½ inches long. 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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