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

Color in the Garden thru Fall and Winter

Popular plants such as, Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua, cyclamen, pansies, mums, petunias and snapdragons, are great this time of the year as they bring us colorful flowers, but it can be difficult to keep color in the Fall and Winter garden.

How about introducing wildflowers in the garden such asters and wild ageratums?

Grasses such as pampas grass and muhlygrass can bring color, texture and movement to the garden.

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Cindy, Gwen and Karen

Cindy, Gwen and Karen


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