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

How to Make a Garland

Garlands were brought to America from Europe. Live Holly was used instead of plastic we now use. This represented the crown of thorns Jesus wore during the crucifixion. You can use garland to decórate a door, mirror, tabletop or a mantle for the Christmas holiday. There are many different kinds that look like pine or magnolia, etc. You can use more than one garland and intertwine them to make for a thicker garland. Garlands do not have to have lights but if you want to use lights, put them on first wrapping around the garland starting from the middle of the garland to each end, also start in the middle of the string of lights to ensure the lights reach each end evenly. You can also use a pre-lit garland. 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.