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! Pollinator gardening is gaining popularity as more gardeners embrace practices that support wildlife habitats in their home landscape. Learn best practices here. Pictured above Cassia splendia pollinator tree.
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.
The New Orleans Botanical Garden Butterfly Garden is MGGNO’s oldest community outreach project. As a demonstration garden, it is maintained by master gardener volunteers who promote sustainable gardening practices that attract and nurture wildlife.
2024 Get It Growing Calendar
Get helpful monthly tips from LSU AgCenter horticulturist, Heather Kirk-Ballard and enjoy beautiful photos of plants, flowers and gardens from Louisiana photographers. The calendar also offers a special feature on sustainable landscapes, a guide to landscape conservation, a variety of gardening terms and definitions, a Louisiana climate zone map and Louisiana Super Plants. Order online. A great holiday gift for the gardeners on your holiday list!
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!