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

Nandina domestica

Wildlife Gardens

Attracting birds and other wildlife to the garden can be very satisfying. To attract birds, design areas with trees that have a good canopy to protect birds from prey. Use smaller understory trees and shrubs such as crapemyrtle, Chinese elm, American elder, sweet bay magnolia, sweet olive, camellias and azaleas. Next use native grasses and flowers that provide places for wildlife to hide. Allow some plants to go to seed to provide food sources for birds. Other food sources for birds are plants that provide seeds, nuts, fruits, leaves and flowers that can be eaten by larvae, caterpillars and birds.
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Winter Symposium January 17, 2015

“Shaping the Southern Landscape …
Treasured Ornamentals & Designs from Around the World”

Our Recent Trip to Avery Island

Read MG Calla Victoria’s post about the trip.

Our own LMG Roma Gibson-King is featured in Dave McNamara’s feature on the Monarchs with her kids at St Agnes. Great job Roma!!!

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events

County Agent’s Tip of the Month

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

Master Gardeners, Log In Your Hours:

Instructions for Logging Hours (pdf)