From Our Gardens to Yours

The beauty and the magic of the Longue Vue gardens are such that Edith Stern was not content to keep them to herself, her family, and her personal guests: In 1968, Edith opened the gardens to the public so the entire community could experience them. Our job today is simple: Continue sharing Edith’s gardens with new audiences, from expert horticulturists to neighborhood families. Below we offer seasonal advice, details about our design and resources, upcoming garden-based workshops, and opportunities to volunteer with our garden team.

Ask a Gardener

Ask Director of Gardens Amy Graham about the Longue Vue Gardens, or for seasonal tips about your own garden:


Ask About Pest Control

Ask Integrated Plant Care Gardener and Longue Vue newsletter columnist Simeon Benjamin about all of your natural pest control needs:


Columns from previous newsletters regarding Pest Control

Did you know? We do insect identification and rescue!

Send photos to our Director of Gardens, Amy Graham at to get an identification or drop off unwanted specimens at the Gate House.

Garden Volunteers: Give and grow.

Our garden volunteer program is every Monday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM and the second Saturday of each month from 9AM to 11AM. To volunteer, click the button below. For information on the garden volunteer program, contact Gardens Manager Kasey Mitchell at


Upcoming Garden Workshops

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Celebrate the holidays in our festive Playhouse by making your own versatile holiday wreath with Amy Graham, Director of Gardens! All supplies are included to make a shiny gold magnolia wreath perfect for Christmas, Saints season and even Mardi Gras. Ages 12 and up, all seated participants must have a ticket. Light refreshments will be served. This workshop is from 10AM to 11:30AM.