Apr 08 2018 - Apr 14 2018
All Day

Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel


In April 2018, The American Iris Society, The Greater New Orleans Iris Society, and the Society for Louisiana Irises welcome you to New Orleans for a jointly held AIS / SLI National Convention.

New Orleans, “The Big Easy”, is the largest city in Louisiana, established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture.  There is much to enjoy around the City, both botanical and otherwise. 

New Orleans was a major site in Louisiana where native irises were once found in masses.  Development has eliminated the original stands except for some still found in the wetlands outside the city itself.  In the years since Hurricane Katrina, however, a major expansion of Louisiana iris plantings has occurred in public and private gardens.  New Orleans is once again a great place to see Louisiana irises.  The Convention tour gardens will display a wide range of modern cultivars and an unsurpassed array of species forms and natural hybrids. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour 6 beautiful gardens over 3 days.
   Wednesday – Longue Vue House & Gardens and NOMA Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
   Thursday – “A Louisiana Pond” in Madisonville and Hammond Research Station of the LSU Ag Center
   Friday – Burden Museum & Gardens and The Baton Rouge Botanic Gardens

 

Visit the 2018 convention website for Registration Form, Schedule and News… http://www.2018irisconvention.org/

Visit the hotel website
or click the following link to go to the special Hilton reservations page to get the convention rate http://group.hilton.com/American-Iris-Society

 

2018 AIS Convention Co-Chair: Paul W. Gossett – 3854 South Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105 – 918-853-6204 – pwgossett1@yahoo.com

2018 SLI Convention Co-Chair: Joe Musacchia – 509 Linda Ann Ave., Gray, LA 70359 – 985-209-2917 – 1cajunjoe@att.net

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