Welcome!

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

Powerscourt Gardens – Ireland

On a recent visit to Ireland, I visited the 1,000 acre estate located just south of Dublin, Ireland. Powerscourt Estate and Gardens in County Wicklow is in the town of Enniskerry and is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! Powerscourt Gardens were recently voted Number 3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows, rambling walks along gloriously green lawns. We visited on the last day of May when the average low temperature was 48 degrees Fahrenheit with a high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Managed by one Head Gardener and a team of four gardeners, Powerscourt Gardens were designed from 1731 onwards, with the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider surrounding landscape. Powerscourt Gardens include The Walled Gardens, The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond, The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery, Pepperpot Tower, and other features and attractions. 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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