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

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Edible Garden Flowers

At a recent Master Gardener symposium, Dr. Kiki Fontenot, Horticulture professor at LSU AgCenter, talked about eating flowers from the garden. While I thought I knew a little something about which flowers I can eat, Dr. Fontenot inspired me by talking about some unexpected flowers and plants I had no idea were edible.

Whenever eating flowers and plants always make sure they are edible and that you have purchased organically grown plants or those grown without harmful chemicals. Here are a few of the flowers she talked about. I have added a few others that you may or may not know about. Of course. there are many more that you can research and explore on your own. Read more

For More Gardening Tips

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events with the GNO Gardening Newsletter and GNO Gardening on Facebook

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