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

Hoya carnosa; photo: Pistils Nursery

Hoya – Wax Plant

One of my favorite plants is the Hoya or Wax Plant. Grown in hanging baskets indoors or outdoors, it makes for a striking plant with generally smooth thick leaves of different shapes and colors depending on the species. Hoyas are evergreen, epiphytic vines and are reportedly grown without soil and on trees and other structures in the wild. They produce clusters of colorful, fragrant, waxy star shaped flowers. Read more

“Let it Rain:
Living with Water in our Louisiana Landscapes”

Winter Garden Symposium presented by MGGNO and LSU AgCenter

See more photos from the Let It Rain Symposium on our Facebook page

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!

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events
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