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

Climbing Roses

A climbing rose can be a climber or rambler. A climber is any rose that grows 12 inches to 15 inches or more. Climbers come in a variety of sizes including miniature flower blooms from 6 feet to 30 feet. Ramblers, more currently known as hybrid wichuriana or hybrid multiflora, only bloom once a year and are very long and sometimes reach 30 feet tall and many are fragrant.

These roses require some support to keep them upright or off the ground because they do not climb on their own. Any rose with long canes can be trained on a structure like a pillar, fence, trellis or other supports making a strong vertical accent. Tie canes loosely to a support structure, using soft ties that do not cut into canes. 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.