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 René Schmit, 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


Chrysanthemum x morifolium (Dendranthema x morifolium)

Chrysanthemums are the showiest of the fall plants. They provide quick color in the fall landscape. Whether you plant them into beds or feature them in containers, these mounded plants are covered in flowers of gold, bronze, purple, lavender, white, pink, red or burgundy and are a welcome splash of color in the landscape.

Chrysanthemums, also called mums, are native to eastern Asia and are members of the compositae (Asteraceae) family. The garden mum can grow 1 to 4 feet tall. It is an herbaceous perennial and does well in our plant hardiness zone. Read more

Some photos from our 2014 Winter Symposium

County Agent’s Tip of the Month

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