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

Alocasia or Colocasia?

Alocasia vs Colocasia

Elephant ears have striking tropical foliage which can enhance any landscape. Used in ground or in pots, foliage is large textured, arrow shaped leaves and come in shades of green to dark purple/ black. How do you know the difference between Alocasia and Colocasia? Some say the leaves of one point upward and the other points down but this is not always true. They are cousins however and belong to the same family, Araceae. Read more

Some photos from our 2014 Winter Symposium

County Agent’s Tip of the Month

Click here to read the latest tip from our County Agent.

Horticulture Blog

Check out Orleans Parish Horticulture Cooperative Extension Agent Andrew Loyd’s blog “The Crescent City’s Green Thumb” at: http://orleanshort.blogspot.com