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!
In Bloom, our newest feature, highlights plants that are reaching their peak visibility each month in New Orleans. This month we feature the Japanese magnolia, our first sign spring is approaching. Pictured: Magnolia soulangeana by Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard, LSU AgCenter.
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.
‘Tis the season to experience the magical Historic Train Garden in City Park. Of the many beautiful theme gardens in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, the HTG is clearly the most unique and popular especially during Celebration in the Oaks. Learn how master gardeners have transformed the landscape to complement the miniature railways and enrich the experience,
New Orleans Spring Garden Show
Save these dates April 6-7, 2024, to attend New Orleans premier gardening event at the New Orleans Botanical Garden! Shop plants, garden products, arts and crafts. Explore educational exhibits and attend lectures on latest gardening topics. Enjoy kids discovery area, music and food. For more information or to inquire about vendor opportunities, call 504-736-6519 or email GNOGardening@agcenter.lsu.edu.
2024 LA Super Plants
LSU AgCenter has announced its latest introductions to the Louisiana Super Plant Program.
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.
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