We were very pleased to win the Marie Caillet Award for the best Louisiana iris seen in the SLI-Spuria Convention. The winning iris was ‘Alien Encounter’.






Welcome to Hillcrest Gardens!

Hillcrest Gardens, owned and operated by Hooker and Bonnie J Nichols, grows a wide assortment of historical, as well as the newest tall bearded, median, and beardless irises (Louisiana and Spurias) from domestic and international iris hybridizers. Both Hooker and Bonnie are active hybridizers of bearded and Louisiana irises and maintain a commercial iris and daylily garden, as well as a home display garden. Bonnie is the President of the Novelty Iris Society and First Vice-President of the American Iris Society. They are both American Iris Society Emeritus Judges and travel extensively providing Judges Training and programs.