greater new orleans
Let's grow, New Orleans!
Like you, we are passionate about the charm, culture and cuisine of our beautiful historic city. Through this site, we hope to inspire you to join us in growing a greener, more sustainable landscape with healthier food sources for our community.
Here’s what you’ll find:
- Local and regional gardening events
- Monthly features specifically for and about NOLA gardeners
- Trending topics in Louisiana horticulture
- Educational links to online courses, webinars, tutorials, tours and book reviews
- Resources for science-based horticulture information from LSU AgCenter, habitat certifications, lists of NOLA nurseries, farmers markets, plant societies and seed libraries
- Community projects where master gardeners support our city
- Volunteer speakers to present educational programs to garden clubs, plant societies and at libraries
Together, we can grow a greener New Orleans!
Monthly information about gardening in the New Orleans area and more! Viburnum is a fragrant, spring-flowering shrub excellent for foundation plantings. Learn how to grow the recommended varieties of viburnum for Louisiana. Pictured above: ‘Mrs. Schiller’s Delight,’ a 2016 Louisiana Super Plant.
Master Gardener Spotlight
Periodically we will focus on the gardens of our members, how they became a Master Gardener and what they enjoy about their gardens and MGGNO. Enjoy a virtual tour of this Carrollton-Riverbend garden that was transformed into a Louisiana Native and a Wildlife Habitat by master gardener Chris Belser.
Galvez Garden - Our Newest Project
The Galvez Garden is a growing community garden in St. Roch. With an emphasis on native plants and pollinator plants, specific goals of the garden are to be welcoming to the community, safe and inviting for children and the elderly, and to serve as a demonstration and teaching garden for the neighborhood.
New Orleans 2023 Fall Garden Festival
Save the dates October 7-8, 2023! Join us at the beautiful New Orleans Botanical Garden for our annual Fall Garden Festival. You’ll enjoy plant and garden product exhibits and sales, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, cooking demonstrations and so much more.
To inquire about vendor opportunities, contact Chris Dunaway at CDunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu. Download the Vendor Registration here.
Louisiana Super Plants
All you need to know to grow healthy, reliable bedding plants, shrubs and trees evaluated and approved for your Louisiana landscape. Learn more.
Louisiana Master Gardener Program
The Louisiana Master Gardener Program is a volunteer development program offered by the LSU AgCenter. Master Gardener volunteers are highly trained and provide proven, research-based educational programs to Louisiana residents.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
We have some answers for you!