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

Jackmanii x? (photo Tammany Baumgarten)

Clematis species/ Clematis Native

Clematis is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, which has more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. Clematis species is an herbaceous vine which is deciduous and is often called “Queen of the Vines, Queen of the Climbers” because of its’ showy flowers. It is among the most popular vines in the upper South. While it is more superior grown in the upper South, it is still worth any effort here in the lower South. Clematis create a colorful show in the garden on walls, arbors, trellises and even in pots. Hummingbirds and butterflies love Clematis. Read more

“Let it Rain:
Living with Water in our Louisiana Landscapes”

Winter Garden Symposium presented by MGGNO and LSU AgCenter

See more photos from the Let It Rain Symposium on our Facebook page

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!

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