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

Butterfly Ginger – Butterfly Lily – Common Ginger Lily – Hedychium coronarium

This tropical herbaceous perennial, originated in tropical Asia. Reportedly introduced to New Orleans before 1860. This ginger is not a true ginger although it is in the same family as the ginger we eat. It is used for medicinal purposes in tropical countries. Blooms summer to fall with very fragrant white flowers. The flowers look like butterflies. This plant is good for shady Louisiana gardens. Read more


Saturday, January 23, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium, City Park


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