Learn about the Friends of Longue Vue


All Longue Vue members are invited to join the Friends of Longue Vue. The Friends are an auxiliary group to the Board of Directors with a purpose of cultivating interest in and support for Longue Vue House and Gardens through fundraising activities, education programs, and volunteer opportunities that further Longue Vue’s mission.

Annual dues are $50 in addition to your annual Longue Vue membership and include an Annual Meeting, structured volunteer opportunities, special Longue Vue Board and Friends events, and behind-the-scenes access to this historic institution.



Marian Gibbs

President Elect and Treasurer

Dave Maher

Recording Secretary

Clara Cerniglia


Louis Aubert
Melba Bruce
Meb Cefalu
JoAnn Christopher
Carol Hall
Valarie Hart
Dottie Hebert
Mary Ellen Miller
Peggy Parr
Mimi Schlesinger
Lynn Skidmore
Kathy Weidner
Lucie Whitley


The Friends of Longue Vue are pleased to present the second annual


An outdoor fundraiser benefiting garden-based education at Longue Vue

Thursday, October 21, 2021
4PM: Sponsor Preview
5-7PM: Games in the Gardens

Event Co-Chairs

David A. Briggs, Elizabeth M. Landis, and Selby S. Melius

Please Note: Capacity for this event will be determined based on health advisories and mandates at the time of the event. Vaccination status or recent negative COVID test may be required, depending on current conditions and mandates. If capacity allows, individual tickets will go on sale after Labor Day.


Visit our 2021 Games in the Gardens page for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and other updates.


2020 Games in the Gardens Partners and Sponsors!

The Red Stick Croquet Club

La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette

JoAnn Christopher

Marian and Larry Gibbs

Elizabeth and James Landis

Barbara and Biff Motley

AOS Interior Environments

Mary Len and Louis Costa

Sweet and Ben Dupuy

René Fransen

Dodie Spencer Smith

Stephanie Stokes

Beverly Church

Shaun and Foster Duncan


Thanks to you, this creative new event hosted by the Friends on October 22, 2020 raised over $10,000 for garden education and wellness at Longue Vue. Couldn’t attend but still want to help? Click below to contribute to Friends of Longue Vue fundraising efforts and include “Games” in the memo.


Email cturner@longuevue.com for sponsorship information