From the Gardens

The Longue Vue Gardens are the masterwork of 20th century landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman: a visionary designer, intrepid female entrepreneur, and dear friend to Longue Vue founders Edith and Edgar Stern.

In 1968, Edith opened the gardens of Longue Vue to the public, so the entire community could experience them. Our job today is simple: Continue sharing Shipman’s design legacy with new audiences, from expert horticulturists to local families.

Click here to learn what’s in bloom year-round, featuring monthly highlights!

Upcoming Workshops

Garden Therapy Workshops with Amy Graham

 Botanical Fascinators Workshop

Saturday, February 4 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Grab a friend, and create your own fanciful headpiece using fresh flowers and dried botanicals from our gardens,

fabric, fairy lights, and more!

Supplies will be provided. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

$75 general; $65 annual members; $40 children ages 3-12


Click the workshop of your choice for tickets and more details!

Email Amy Graham at with questions.

From our December newsletter:

Baby Turtle at Longue Vue

The gardeners just spotted this newly-hatched baby eastern box turtle in the Discovery Garden!

You can check out our current animal, insect, and plant photos via iNaturalist. This amazing app gives you access to data from participating sites, and a chance to share your own observations in nature. Over a million scientists and naturalists on the app can help with species identification and other fascinating lessons about the natural world around you. Meanwhile, your submissions create data for scientists working to protect nature through conservation efforts. Check it out!

– Amy Graham, Director of Gardens


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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:



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.


Garden Volunteers meet every Thursday from 8:30AM to 10:30AM, and every second Saturday from 9AM to 11AM. Volunteers work alongside the garden staff on large projects which are vital to Longue Vue’s survival!

Projects include weeding, planting, mulching, sweeping, raking, soil building and more.

Please register to volunteer by date using the link below. For additional information including “no stooping” or low impact volunteer opportunities like seed packet stuffing, contact Director of Gardens Amy Graham at