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

Pineapple sage

Cool Season Herb Gardening

Now is a great time to plant many of the hardy herbs used to cook. These herbs establish well when planted during the mild weather we have this time of the year. Winter cold will not hurt hardy herbs, and they grow vigorously during mild weather. Fall-planted hardy herbs are far more productive when compared to planting them in spring.

In Louisiana, we can group herbs into groups of cool-season annuals, warm-season annuals and perennials. Annuals live for one season and then die. Cool-season annuals grow from October to May, and warm-season annuals grow from April to November. Perennial herbs live for several years. This time of year, we can plant cool-season annual herbs and hardy perennial herbs. 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.