Recommended Resources for NOLA Gardeners

Our list of online and local resources recommended by LSU AgCenter experts and master gardeners is guaranteed to guide you to some of the best publications, web sites, social media, local gardening information and supplies available for Louisiana gardeners.

Online Resources

Resource of the Month:
GNO Gardening

Looking for an outstanding guide to timely gardening topics, tips and events for your NOLA landscape? GNO Gardening magazine delivers it all right to your email box!  Subscribe.  Read back issues.


Monthly NOLA Planting Guides

By Anna Timmerman, LSU AgCenter Associate Extension Agent – Horticulture

Dan Gill


The Garden Show with Dan Gill Podcasts
WWL AM 870 | FM 105.3
Saturday 9 am to 11 am

Social Media


GetItGrowing with
Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard


YouTube Channels

LSU AgCenter

AgCenter Publications

Plant & Soil Diagnostics


Louisiana Certified Habitat

The Louisiana Native Plant Society hosts the Louisiana Certified Habitat Program to encourage property owners to increase the use of native plants for their ecological benefit and natural heritage. The certification has three levels (gold, silver, and bronze) depending on the number and/or percentage of native plants in the habitat space. In the Greater New Orleans area, habitat certification is administered by the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans. The native plant checklist gives guidance on plant species appropriate for Louisiana habitats. Certification involves a site visit and a $45 application fee ($35 for NPI members).

Wildlife Habitat Certification

The National Wildlife Federation hosts the Wildlife Habitat Certification for home gardens, K-12 schools, and other organizations. Certified Habitats must provide sources of food and water, a cover for protection, and places for wildlife to raise young and must utilize sustainable practices. Certification costs $20 or you can bundle the certification and the metal yard sign for $50.

Certified Butterfly Garden

North American Butterfly Association Certified Butterfly Garden. Meant to encourage plantings that benefit butterflies, NABA’s garden certification has two options: one that supports butterflies in general and one specific to monarch habitats (must contain a variety of milkweed). Individuals can apply for $15 and institutions can apply for $25. The garden signs indicating certification are available for purchase for $25.

Registered Monarch Waystation

Monarch Watch Registered Monarch Waystation Program Monarch Watch’s waystation program supports efforts that directly benefit Monarch butterfly conservation. The program website details best practices for waystations, including recommendations for size, sun exposure, soil type, shelter, milkweed plant quantity, nectar plant quantity, and management practices. The certification application involves providing specific details about the habitat, including size, location, plant listing, and maintenance practices. The certification costs $18 per habitat without the garden sign or $36 for the certification with the garden sign.

Pollinator Steward Certification

Pollinator Steward Certification This certification is offered by Pollinator Partnership and is designed to empower individuals who have an interest in pollinator conservation. The certification program opens only once per year. The training component includes such topics as basic pollinator information, indigenous perspectives on pollinators, plant and habitat support for pollinators, pollinator identification, and education/outreach ideas. To complete the certification, applicants must (1) complete a 9- part virtual training module and submit a short learning form; (2) complete one habitat creation action and one outreach/education action and submit a short learning form. The program operates on a donation model with a suggested donation of $250.

Community EcoLeader Certification

The National Wildlife Federation offers two certifications. The Campus EcoLeader certification is meant for college or university students, and the Community EcoLeader certification is meant for pre- or post-graduate young leaders. Both are meant to empower individuals who are advancing sustainability and environmental efforts. Becoming an EcoLeader provides access to a wealth of resources related to sustainability initiatives, as well as information resources to help with career advancement in sustainability-related jobs. The certification process entails (1) creating an EcoLeader profile; (2) registering a campus or community-based project related to sustainability; (3) completing the project and several required readings; (4) submitting the application and paying the $30 application fee. The project can also be certified. To learn more, visit:


The Herb Society of America's GreenBridges™ initiative encourages home and community gardeners to help support these fragile natural areas by creating safe passage to native plants and pollinators. Each GreenBridges™ garden is a link in the chain across the nation, providing safe movement for the plants and pollinators that help maintain healthy ecosystems.

Local Resources

Farmers Markets

Orleans Parish

Barcelo Gardens Farmer’s Market- Upper 9th Ward
2301 Gallier Street
Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm

Bywater Market at Trap Kitchen-Bywater
1043 Poland Ave
Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm

BOUNYFUL Farmer’s Market-Algiers Point
149 Delaronde St.
First and Third Sundays of the month, from 11 am – 3 pm

Crescent City Farmer’s Market – Mid-City
500 N. Norman C. Francis
Thursdays from 3 – 7 pm
Walk-up and curbside pre-orders

Crescent City Farmer’s Market – City Park
Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot at
Marconi and Navarre
Sundays from 8AM-Noon
Preorder contact-free drive through only

Crescent City Farmer’s Market – Uptown
200 Broadway
Tuesdays from 8AM-Noon
Walk-up and curbside pre-orders

Edgewood Park Market-Edgewood
3317 Franklin Ave.
First market Sunday, May 2nd from 11 am – 3 pm

Know Dat Grow Dat Microgreens & Produce
Online Sales

Laughing Buddha Farm Hubs
Pick up points vary, pre-orders available
Bywater, Broadmoor, Lakeview, Irish Channel, Mid-City, Algiers Point, Uptown Locations

Holy Cross Farmer’s Market- Holy Cross/Lower 9th Ward
533 St. Maurice
First & Third Saturday of the month, 10 am -2 pm

Marketplace at Armstrong Park
901 N. Rampart
Thursdays from 3 -7 pm

Mid-City Arts and Farmer’s Market
Comiskey Park, New Orleans

New Orleans French Market
Lower Decatur Street
Daily, 9 am – 6 pm

New Orleans East Hospital Farmer’s Market- New Orleans East
5620 Read Blvd.
First Tuesday of the Month 3 pm – Dusk
Third Thursday of the Month Noon-3 pm

Paradigm Farmer’s Market-Central City
1131 S. Rampart
Sundays 9 am – Noon

Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods-Treme-Laffite
585 N. Claiborne at Lafitte Greenway
(under overpass)
Wednesdays from 2 – 5 pm
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

SPROUT NOLA ReFresh Market-Truck Farm Table
200 N. Broad (In Whole Foods lobby or in parking lot, weather permitting) 

SPROUT NOLA ReFresh Market-Lafitte Greenway
2606 St. Louis
Mondays from 3 – 6 pm 

Vietnamese Farmer’s Market
14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd., New Orleans East
Saturdays, 5:30 am – 8:30 am

Jefferson Parish

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Good Time Guild Farmer’s Market at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church- Metairie

Metairie Road
1st Thursdays monthly, 2 pm – 7 pm
3rd Saturday monthly, 10 am – 3 pm


Gretna Farmer’s Market

739 Third Street, Gretna
Every Saturday, except the Saturday of Gretna Fest, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm


Harahan Farmer’s Market
6437 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, LA
Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm


Jean Lafitte Town Market-Lafitte
920 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Last Saturday of the month, 9 am – 1 pm


Lafreniere Park Market-Metairie
3000 Downs Blvd.
Wednesdays 2 – 7 pm


Laughing Buddha Farm Hub-Clearview
4516 Clearview
Store Pickups, preorder online


Nawlins Outdoor Market
1048 Scottsdale Dr., Harvey
Every Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm


Old Metairie Farmer’s Market
Bayou Metairie Park, Between Metairie Lawn Dr. and Labarre
See calendar on their website for dates and times


Westwego Shrimp Lot
100 Westbank Expressway at Louisiana St., Westwego
Daily Mon-Thurs 8 am – 6 pm

Fri 8 am – 7 pm

Sat 7 am-7 pm

Sun 7 am – 6 pm


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Soil Vendors

Grow Wiser Garden Supply

2109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116


Laughing Buddha Garden Center

4516 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70006


Reliable Soil

725 Reverand Richard Wilson Dr., Kenner, LA 70062


Renaissance Gardens

9123 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043


Rock n’ Soil NOLA

9119 Airline Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70118


Schmelly’s Dirt Farm

8301 Olive St., New Orleans, LA 70118


Local Independent Garden Centers

Jefferson Parish

Banting’s Nursery

3425 River Rd., Bridge City, LA 70094



Creative Gardens & Landscape

2309 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058



Double M Feed Harahan

8400 Jefferson Highway

Harahan, LA  70123


Double M Feed Metairie

3212 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002



Double M Feed Terrytown

543 Holmes Blvd., Terrytown, LA 70056



Jefferson Feed

4421 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA 70121



Laughing Buddha Garden Center

4516 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70006



Nine Mile Point Plant Nursery

2141 River Rd., Westwego, LA 70094



Palm Garden Depot

351 Hickory Ave., Harahan, LA 70123



Perino’s Garden Center

3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002


Plumeria Insanity Nursery

Rose Garden Center

4005 Westbank Expressway, Marerro, LA 70072



Rose Garden Center

5420 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072



Sunrise Trading Co. Inc.

42 3rd St., Kenner, LA 70062 


Plaquemines Parish

Beautiful Dancing Orchids

14079 Belle Chasse Hwy., Belle Chasse, LA 70037


Southern Gateway Garden Center

107 Timber Ridge St., Belle Chasse, LA 70037



St. Charles Parish

Martin’s Nursery & Landscape

320 3rd St., Luling, LA 70070


Plant & Palm Tropical Outlet

10018 River Rd., St. Rose, LA 70087


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Orleans Parish

Canopy Plant Company

6030 St. Claude, New Orleans, LA 70117



Canopy Plant Co. Pop Up and Online Sales

Chickadee Natives

Crazy Plant Bae

800 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans LA 70119



Delta Flora Natives


Grow Wiser Garden Supply

2109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116



Harold’s Plants

1135 Press St., New Orleans, LA 70117



Hot Plants

1715 Feliciana St., New Orleans, LA 70117 


Jefferson Feed Mid-City

309 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119



Jefferson Feed Uptown

6047 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118



New Orleans Green LLC Online Sales

New Orleans Succulent Boutique Online Sales

Nice Plants Good Pots PopUp and Online Sales

Ninth Ward Nursery

2641 Deslonde St., New Orleans, LA 70117



The Plant Gallery

9401 Airline Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70118



Plantery NOLA Pop Up Locations

Pelican Greenhouse Sales

2 Celebration Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124



Root Life Mobile Plant Nursery Pop Up Locations

Too Tall Nursery

2817 N. Roman, New Orleans, LA 70117


Urban Roots

2375 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130



We Bite Rare and Unusual Plants

1225 Mandeville St., New Orleans, LA 70117



St. Bernard Parish

Nice Plants Good Pots (Old Waffle House)
6720 St Claude Ave, Arabi, LA

Seed Libraries

Seed Libraries at these New Orleans Public Library locations offer seeds for fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow in New Orleans.  Availability may vary and rules apply.

Alvar Library
913 Alvar St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library
725 Pelican Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
4300 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70125

Mid-City Library
140 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
5120 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115


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