2015 GNOIS Calendar

The next GNOIS General Membership meeting will be held on Saturday morning, Saturday, March 14 from 10 AM till noon in the Playhouse at Longue Vue.  The program and other details will be posted soon and email will be sent out.  Mark your calendars for this and other upcoming events!

Saturday, January 24, 10:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue in the Playhouse

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue in the Playhouse

Sunday, April 5 (hours TBA)

Louisiana Iris Rainbow Festival

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Tuesday, April 7, 4PM - 7PM Caroline Dormon Day Iris Celebration Wild Garden at Longue Vue
Thursday, April 9 - Sunday April 13 Society for Louisiana Irises Annual Convention Lafayette (details here)

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue in the Playhouse

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue in the Playhouse

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM - Noon

Louisiana Iris Sale

Longue Vue

Third Tuesdays in the Sculpture Garden

Next date:March 17, 9:00 AM - Noon in the Master Gardeners Super Plant Garden and in the Louisiana Iris Display Garden in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.  (There will be no session on March 17 due to Mardi Gras).

At each of the Third Tuesday Sessions, there will be some cultural demonstration and a few take-homes irises for those who help.  There are always experienced Louisiana iris growers present if you want to ask questions of just chat about the irises.

GNOIS Members Working at Third Tuesday

GNOIS Members Benny Trahan, Roland Guidry and Linda Trahan working in the Guest Iris beds in the Sculpture Garden on the workday in May.

If you have good pictures of your spring iris bloom and want to submit them for the website, send them to:


Mardi Gras Mambo

The SLI Annual Convention a great success in N.O.

     Last year, GNOIS hosted the Society For Louisiana Irises Annual Convention from April 3-5, 2014. The combination of convention activities and the Louisiana Iris Rainbow Festival in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on April 6 made for a great iris weekend.

     Information on the weekend, including the Iris Show in the Museum of Art is coming soon.

     Click on the convention link to see what was planned.  And come back here or the GNOIS Facebook page for more coverage soon. 

Above: Mardi Gras Mambo, winner of Best Seedling in Show.

GNOIS and St. Paul's in Covington Partner for Campus Beautification and More

    The Greater New Orleans Iris Society is a Service Partner to the Beautification Committee of St. Paul's School in Coving-ton. GNOIS Member Linda Trahan, the Beautification Committee chair, presented the opportunity to GNOIS to help enhance the campus with a wide variety of Louisiana irises that will be prominent among the many varieties of plants added to embellish the already beautiful school grounds. 

     For information, go to the St. Paul's page.

St. Paul's School