Welcome!

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

Pink Drift

Landscape Roses/Drift Roses

Considered the queen of flowers, roses are a tradition in New Orleans. Roses have been grown in our area as far back as 1731 by the Ursulines. Most of these roses were called old roses or garden roses. The Cherokee rose was one of several roses grown back in the late 18th century and is now naturalized in Louisiana. You can see Cherokees climbing along the road sides on the Northshore with single white flowers growing along thick thorny stems. While I love the old roses, landscape roses are an up and coming class of roses led by the drift roses which offer almost everblooming quality. Read more

For More Gardening Tips

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events with the GNO Gardening Newsletter and GNO Gardening on Facebook

Many Happy Volunteers, Many Great Plant Sales!

Up-Coming Plant Sales

Date Location
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 9 am – noon NOBG Pelican Greenhouse

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