Apr 08 2018 - Apr 14 2018
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/
2018 AIS Convention Co-Chair: Paul W. Gossett – 3854 South Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105 – 918-853-6204 – firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 SLI Convention Co-Chair: Joe Musacchia – 509 Linda Ann Ave., Gray, LA 70359 – 985-209-2917 – email@example.com