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 René Schmit, 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

Tropical hybiscus

Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus produces large funnel-shaped flowers which are single or double. The large flowers are up to 6 inches in diameter with yellow stamens and pistil on glossy green leaves. The flower colors are white and various shades of orange, yellow, pink and red.

These fast growing plants make excellent specimen plantings, for patios and do well in containers with proper moisture.

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Some photos from our 2014 Winter Symposium

County Agent’s Tip of the Month

Click here to read the latest tip from our County Agent.

Horticulture Blog

Check out Orleans Parish Horticulture Cooperative Extension Agent Andrew Loyd’s blog “The Crescent City’s Green Thumb” at: http://orleanshort.blogspot.com