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In 2020, the Society for Louisiana Irises annual convention will return to New Orleans.  Mark your calendar for April 3-4.  

The host will be the Greater New Orleans Iris Society, and a slightly shorter but iris-packed event is planned.  If you are craving a stroll into a Louisiana swamp to see wild irises (and other wildlife) up close, you will be accommodated, although it will be  from the safety of a boardwalk in the Town of Jean Lafitte.  The Town is 20 miles south of New Orleans, and this short, manageable boardwalk will keep you safe from critters but provide a view of the real thing.

 Much tour-time will be spent in New Orleans City Park where there are extensive  displays of both species and cultivars.  A major new expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden has opened, and it is landscaped with Louisiana iris species.  The original portion features cultivars,.  There will be much to see in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, just across the street, where the annual Symposium will be held. 

There will be a lot to see.  For a closer look, check out the Fleur de Lis article, link below, that provides more detail.  

Convention Preview

Registration Form 

Schedule of Events


The annual Society for Louisiana Irises was held in Lafayette, LA, from April 4 - 7th and was a great success.

Sorry we missed you.  Watch for more information in the Summer 2019 issue of the "Fleur de Lis"

Convention in Lafayette

The 2015 Convention Registration form is available here:  2015 SLI Convention Registration Form 

The link below is the article that  appeared in the Winter 2014 Fleur de Lis. It has information on the Thursday and Friday tours, the convention hotel and information on how to further enjoy your stay in Lafayette: 

Information about the 2015 convention tours, the host hotel and things to do in Lafayette


The 2016 Convention Registration form is available here:   2016 Convention Registration Form

The 2016 Convention Schedule is available here:  2016 Convention Schedule

The link below is the article that  appeared in the Winter 2015 Fleur de Lis. It has information on the  gardens we will be visiting:

2016 Convention Garden Preview