Dedicated to the Louisiana Iris


Louisiana Iris Species Preservation and Restoration Pages

See the link there to a new Citizen Science page that provides a way for everyone to help preserve the wild Louisiana irises.

And scroll down for links to pages on many places to see wild irises from the safety of a boardwalk.



2019 GNOIS Calendar

March 23 (Saturday), 9:00 AM Noon General Membership Meeting

GNOIS Island Nursery, City Park

March 30 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Louisiana Iris Bloom Celebration Northlake Nature Center, Mandeville
March 31 (Sunday), 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Louisiana Iris Rainbow Festival - Potted Iris Sale at 10 AM Sculpture Garden, City Park
Thurs, April 4 - Sun, April 7 Society For Louisiana Irises Convention and Show Lafayette (click Conventions tab for details)
April 6 (Sunday), 9:00 AM - Noon Irises in Bloom Event Big Branch Marsh Wildlife Refuge boardwalk, Boy Scout Road Parking Lot (near Lacombe)
April 7 (Sunday), 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fleur de Lis Festival, sponsored by Friends of Manchac Greenway and GNOIS LDWF Joyce Wildlife Management Area boardwalk, South of Ponchatoula on Highway 51
April 9 (Tuesday), 4:00 PM - 7 PM Louisiana Iris Day at Longue Vue Wild Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens
June 15 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon GNOIS Board East Bank Regional Library
June 22 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon General Membership Meeting East Bank Regional Library
September 21 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon GNOIS Board East Bank Regional Library
September 28 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon General Membership Meeting East Bank Regional Library
November 23 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon Annual GNOIS Holiday Pot Luck East Bank Regional Library

*For details on Workday locations, phone 504-343-1399



Need a little advice on growing Louisiana irises?

Read an interview with a pro.  Click HERE.
Fleur Cover Summer 2018
GNOIS members are now automatically "emembers" of the Society for Louisiana Irises and are provided access to an electronic version of the SLI quarterly journal Fleur de Lis.  Members will receive an email each quarter when a new issue is available for download.  Make sure that your GNOIS membership is up-to-date.  To join or renew for 2019, click the Membership link above.

Next Up

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Special General Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 23 - 9am till Noon at the GNOIS Nursery in City Park

There will be very little business conducted at this meeting.  It mainly will be an opportunity for members to see the extensive plantings of species irises and cultivars on "the island" in City Park.  Space is limited to members (but you can join at the event) and directions will be emailed.  If you wish to join, email our secretary Lorrie Brown and directions will be sent. 

There will be demonstrations on hybridizing and preparing blooms for an iris show.  Mostly, the event will involve seeing and talking about the (hopefully) blooming irises and learning more about them.

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GNOIS is an affilate of the American Iris Society and the Society for Louisiana Irises.  It is an IRS 501(c)(3) recognized Non-profit Corporation, domiciled in Louisiana, EIN: 81-4904331.