Next Meeting Saturday December 16!!

Longue Vue - 9 AM

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2016 GNOIS Calendar

The next GNOIS General Membership meeting will be held on Saturday morning, Saturday, January 16 from 9 till 11 AM in the Playhouse at Longue Vue.  The program and other details are in the latest newsletter.  Mark your calendars for this and other upcoming events!

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016, 9:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue in the Playhouse

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016, 9:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue

Tuesday, March 31, from 4-6 PM

Louisiana Iris Day Wild Garden at Longue Vue
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Louisiana Iris Rainbow Festival and Iris Show Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Thursday, Apr 21 - Saturday, Apr 23 Society for Louisiana Irises, Annual Convention and Show Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City

Saturday,  Aug 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016, 10:00 AM - Noon

GNOIS Meeting

Longue Vue

October TBA

Annual Iris Sale

Longue Vue

Third Tuesdays in the Sculpture Garden

Next date: February 19, 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. 

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