The Greater Omaha Iris Society
Founded in 1950, GOIS is a group of iris enthusiasts in the greater
Omaha, Nebraska area who get together to learn and discuss all
aspects of growing irises. We welcome guests and new members.
Anyone can attend as a guest without being a member.
Contact: Linda Wilkie at 402-493-3808
or Phyllis Randall 712-520-7754
Linda Wilkie, President
Nitza Fairlie, Vice President
Lou Sobczyk, Treasurer
Donna Sobczyk, Secretary
Gary White, Co-Curator of Collections
Sass Memorial Iris Garden
Built and maintained by members of Greater Omaha Iris Society in the
1970's to showcase historic iris in a beautiful garden setting. This garden is
devoted to the pioneering iris hybridizing work done by Hans, Jacob,
and Henry Sass. The garden includes modern reblooming
irises, as well as varieties which have won the American Iris
Society Dykes Medal or the Hans and Jacob Sass Medal.
Please see separate 'Sass Iris Garden page' on this web site
for additional information.
Note! NEW Location for most meetings --
at South Omaha Public Library,
2808 Q Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Community College campus
- Saturday, July 13, 2019 10 AM at the home and gardens of Jenny Cich of "Hello Gorgeous Gardens", to see the Cich's many varieties of Daylilies. Directions will be e-mailed to members. Contact a member if you wish to attend.
- Jenny is the member of the Lincoln Iris Society who shared her knowledge at our June meeting on the culture of beardless iris beyond the typical siberians that many already grow including; Japanese, Pseudacorus, and Pseudata iris. Jenny is growing many types of beardless iris, in addition to bearded iris and daylilies, on her property just west of Ashland, and can offer tips and tricks she's learned on growing these types of iris.
- Following our visit to the gardens, we will have lunch at the Lodge at Mahoney State Park.
We at the GOIS will be hosting the Region 21 Fall Conference on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Omaha. More details to follow...