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

September 28 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon General Membership Meeting East Bank Regional Library
Saturday October 12, 8:30 - 11:30 AM Volunteer Day on the Island - 2nd Saturday City Park*
Saturday, October 19, 10 AM - Noon Annual Louisiana Iris Rhizome Sale Longue Vue (behind the House)
Saturday November 9, 8:30 - 11:30 AM Volunteer Day on the Island - 2nd Saturday City Park*
November 23 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon Annual GNOIS Holiday Pot Luck East Bank Regional Library
Saturday December 14, 8:30 - 11:30 AM Volunteer Day on the Island - 2nd Saturday City Park*

*For details on Volundeer Day locations, phone 504-343-1399



Need a little advice on growing Louisiana irises?

Read an interview with a pro.  Click HERE.

And here's another good article on an easy way to create little bogs that your irises will love: Click HERE


Spring events a great success

Northlake Nature Center open house, the Rainbow Festival and GNOIS Potted Iris Sale in the Sculpture Garden:

All will be back next year along with much more

Look for details in the fall

Northlake Nature Center
Sculpture Garden
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
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.
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.