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Louisiana Iris Day at Longue Vue Gardens – New Orleans

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April 4, 4 – 7 pm  Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-5488 (P)
(504) 486-7015 (F)
E-mail: info@longuevue.com

Longue Vue House and Gardens boasts the oldest collection of Louisiana irises in the area and other attractions that keep it on the list of prime places to visit in New Orleans.
Each year, Longue Vue and GNOIS collaborate to offer a late afternoon and early evening opportunity to stroll through the irises in the Wild Garden, enjoy light refreshments, and visit. It is a relaxed event perfect for after work or the early evening on a weekday. The irises at Longue Vue are displayed along a long, curving linear path. It’s nearly a hundred yards long, so there is room for lots of irises. You’ll find newer cultivars and species, but the original planting occurred in the 1950s, so it is not unusual to see a few older forms pop up.
The Wild Garden contains many other plants, mostly natives. Red Buckeye may be in bloom, and if we are lucky the blazing orange Florida native azalea, Rhododendron austrinum. When Edith Stern created the Wild Garden, the prominent naturalist, conservationist and early Louisiana iris enthusiast Caroline Dorman provided assistance. This could not have set Longue Vue off to a better
start as a Louisiana iris destination.


April 4
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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