Come experience the art of Kristine Mays, installed throughout the gardens and inspiring reflection on our relationship to the earth, the ancestors, and each other.

 

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Welcome to Longue Vue

Longue Vue was established in 1921 as the family home of Edith Rosenwald Stern and Edgar Bloom Stern. In 1980, the family bequeathed the entire eight-acre property to become a nonprofit museum and public garden. Longue Vue is open to the public year-round for tours, programs, picnics, and retreats and is committed to cultivating a space of welcome and belonging for all.

Longue Vue’s mission is to preserve and share a legacy of design, community, and lifelong learning.

Come visit us in the gardens soon!

Following Nature’s Lead

Longue Vue’s eight acres of gardens – and matching residential interiors – were the masterwork of 20th-century landscape designer Ellen Biddle Shipman and home to civic and philanthropic visionaries Edith and Edgar Stern.

Today, Longue Vue is committed to honoring the legacies of Shipman and the Stern family as a space for personal growth, social progress, and communal healing through the beauty of nature.

We invite you to explore our grounds and ponder the human relationship with nature and design. All in the exceptional peace of a breathtaking estate and a remarkable document of 20th-century American society, politics, and arts.

Letters from Longue Vue: Our Staff Blog

In January 2023 LSU AgCenter identified a major pathogen in the Wild Garden called Rosellinia…

Longue Vue’s Wild Garden contains the “oldest consistently maintained Louisiana iris collection in the greater…

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