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

Coral Honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle

Plants That I Have Known and Loved

From talk by Dan Gill, Horticulturist, Garden Columnist, Radio host
presented to the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans

  1. Limelight Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, large deciduous plant, white blooms, pinkish with age, lose leaves in winter, good drainage, don’t over water, trim Feb/March. Likes heat/humidity
  2. Sorbet Viola, LSP(Louisiana Super Plant) has more flower power than pansy, they have whiskers as opposed to faces of pansy. Good for containers, tough plant.
  3. Bandana Lantana, LSP butterfly plant, neat and compact growth, as opposed to typical Lantana, dies down in winter.
  4. Drift Roses, compact, low, spreading habit, LSP, minimal pruning late Jan/Feb and Aug/Sept. Fall is a great time for everblooming roses,

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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.