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

Wax-Leaf Begonia

Begonias are native to moist tropical subtropical climates and belong to a genus of more than 1300 different species. Begonia semperfloren-cultorum or Wax-Leaf Begonia is an herbaceous perennial. Herbaceous meaning the fleshy stems are green, not woody but soft. The leaves have a waxy look, thus the name Wax begonia.

Wax Begonias are recognized for their colorful leaves and flowers. Wax begonias look good in containers, especially in large planters and urns and as mass plantings in garden beds. They are compact, mounding plants with an abundance of blooms in summer and Autumn. 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.