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

Asparagus setaceus
(Photo: dreamstime.com)

Asparagus Fern

It looks like a fern. It’s not a fern at all. It gets its’ name because of its’ fern-like appearance. The scientific name is Asparagus densiflorus or Asparagus aethiopicus. It is in the same family as asparagus (Asparagus officinales) but is not edible. This plant is of South African origin. The needles are modified flattened stems called cladodes. The true leaves are hidden along the stems.

There are more than 300 species of Asparagus densiflorus but the most popular is ‘Sprengeri’ which is open and frothy in appearance, it has arching stems 18 to 34-36 inches long. The leaves are dark green with 1-inch needles. 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!

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