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


Salvia officinalis is a member of the Lamiaceae family. Salvia is the largest genus of the mint family. The genus Salvia is collectively referred to as Sage. Some serve as annual bedding plants and others are border perennials, and still others are shrubs, culinary herbs, or ground covers. Salvias look great in containers as single specimens or with other plants. In cold temperature areas, salvias are grown as annuals or tender perennials and shrubs. Well drained soils can be the key to their survival through the winter.

All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either neatly spaced along the flower stalks or tightly crowded and densely and look like a spike. Some have branched inflorescences. The flower colors are white and yellow to salmon, pink, scarlet, red lavender, blue and dark purple. A few have fragrant blooms, most have aromatic foliage. The aromatic foliage makes them resistant to deer and rabbits. The nectar rich flowers attract pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. 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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