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

Southern Wax Myrtle- Myrica cerifera

Southern Wax Myrtle is a native evergreen shrub which has been around since before colonial times. Also known as bayberry and candle berry because of its winter holiday fragrance as it’s waxy berries and leaves are still used for candles. This shrub is common in our area and can look attractive in the landscape when grown as a hedge, for screening, as a small multi trunked tree or specimen plant.

Southern wax myrtle attracts wildlife as small rodents/rabbits and birds often use it for cover. Many birds such as myrtle warblers and tree swallows eat the waxy berries for the calories while other birds don’t eat it for the same reasons. Read more

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!

An overwhelming response for the … 2017 Winter Symposium!”

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