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

Roman Red – K. Blackburn

Summer of Salvia

Salvias are an excellent addition to warm-season landscapes, and with a wide range of colors and sizes available, it was difficult for the LSU AgCenter to decide on a favorite. Therefore, they gave the summer 2022 Louisiana Super Plant title to all the salvias according to Heather Kirk-Ballard, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist. Louisiana Super Plants are university-tested, industry-approved plants that not only are beautiful but also can stand up to Louisiana’s climate. Salvias fit the bill perfectly. The perennial salvias recommended include ‘Roman Red’, ‘Skyscraper Orange’, ‘White Flame’, ‘Mystic Spires Blue Improved’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.

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Glen Laborde (LMG Class of 2014)

Metairie Garden

Glen, please tell us a little about yourself.
I have a Master’s in Science Education from UNO, taught science, then was a pharmacy rep for over 30 years. Now I’m enjoying retirement.

What inspired you to become a Master Gardener?
My father loved gardening. It comes naturally to me. My current home was a blank slate plant wise when I moved here. It’s gradually evolved into my little paradise including ponds and paths. I’m always on the lookout for new and different plant varieties.

What gives you the most satisfaction about gardening?
I treasure my early morning strolls in my garden. Two or three flowers greet and surprise me. Read more

The LMG Class of 2019 designed and staffed the “Pollinators in the Garden” education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Fall Garden Festival. Pictured are committee co-chairs Sara Nehrbass and Nicole Tygier.
The “Patio Kitchen Garden” for the MGGNO education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Spring Garden Show received the Best of Show award. Colleen Wood, Education Exhibit Chair, is pictured with the exhibit.

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