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


Adding Autumn Color to the Garden

Autumn or Fall as we call this season of the year, is a great time to plant new shrubs and plants. It may be the best time to plant new material. The pressure of the hot weather is no longer a factor. Plant roots have a chance to develop, producing stronger plants for the following spring and summer.

Here in the New Orleans area, we continue to have green gardens unlike many of our cooler climate neighbors. But we have other options for those typical fall colors like reds, burgundy, oranges and yellow gold tones. There are other plants that we should consider in addition to Chrysanthemums, pansies and snapdragons. 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.