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

Bottlebrush blooms

Now is the Time to Plant Trees

Now is the time to plant trees for the New Orleans. November through February is best in our area. This will allow the roots of your new tree to become established before the hot, dry summer season. Container grown trees can be planted at any time.

Monitor your tree(s) for disease, insects and broken or dead limbs. It takes about 12 months for a newly planted tree to become established for every inch of trunk caliper. A 3-inch caliper tree will take about three years to become established. Regular watering is important during this critical phase. New trees need about 1 inch of water each week for about two years when rainfall is low. Do not drown the roots by overwatering; they need air as well as water to grow. 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.