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

Evergreen Wisteria – Millettia reticulata

Sometimes listed as Wisteria megasperma, Evergreen Wisteria is native to China. It is a member of the Pea family, it is a twining woody vine which resembles wisteria but is not invasive as wisteria. It grows best in full Sun, moist rich well-drained and prefers slightly acid soil but any pH will do once established. The leaves are thicker than wisteria with glossy dark green. This plant is part evergreen during mild winter. It produces 10 inch dark wine/purple colored clusters of flowers from Spring to Summer. The flowers clusters don’t hang down like wisteria but sort of turn up at the ends. I have seen it bloom in Fall as well. The blooms are fragrant but sometimes are hidden by the thick foliage. The blooms drop over a long period followed by seed pods. The seed pods mature in late fall. They are thick, velvety, elongated with contracted at intervals. Sow seeds in Fall and in Spring after danger of frost. Read more

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!”

2016 Fall Garden Show – our NEW LMG/MGGNO BOOTH

With “Plants from the Dark Side”, LMG merchandise, to Butterfly garden tours – Thank you to so many volunteers who came out for this three day October event!

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