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

Tomatoes in a large garden pot

Garden Therapy

I need not say more about the trying times we are experiencing in the world and more importantly in our own communities. In these stressful times, many of us including myself need turn to other ways to relieve anxiety, boredom and to cope. Cabin fever is a real thing and of course the best answer I can give or come up with is to garden. Many of you may say, “I don’t have the time or money right now!” “After this is over maybe I’ll do something!” Now is the best time. Some of us still continue to work during this crisis, others are unable to work which adds even more stress. I say garden, to your hearts content. Read more

Class of 2019 designed and staffed the MGGNO Education Booth at the 2019 NOBG Fall Garden Festival. Pictured above in the “Pollinators in the Garden” booth are co-chairs Sara Nehrbass and Nicole Tygier.

MGGNO Education Booth at the 2019 NOBG Spring Garden Show received the Best in Show Award at the event.  Colleen Wood is pictured above in the award-winning “Patio Kitchen Garden” booth.