From the Gardens

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 Edith’s gardens with new audiences, from expert horticulturists to neighborhood families.

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Upcoming Garden Therapy

Workshops with Amy Graham

Family Flower Arranging Workshop

Saturday, June 18 from 1PM to 2:30PM

Celebrate family with a little flower arranging! Family members of all ages will enjoy this hands-on interactive class, using flowers and botanicals from our gardens! All materials and instruction are provided and light refreshments served. All-day garden admission is included in ticket price.

$55 general; $45 annual members; $35 children ages 3-12

TICKETS

 

More 2022 Workshops

July 16: Permaculture Principles of Gardening

September 10: Fall Flower Arranging

September 24: Native Plant Propagation for Beginners

October 15: Seed Collecting

October 22: Fall Flower Arranging

November 19: Wreath Making

December 10: Wreath Making

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

Email Amy Graham at agraham@longuevue.com with questions.

From our April newsletter: The Joy of a Clean Garden

I often speak of the most prominent reasons for ceasing chemical pesticide use in your garden: the health of butterflies, birds and people, microorganism biodiversity, and the health of your soil.

Something else I experience everyday, but don’t often speak of, is how it feels to be in a clean garden. It feels different. It is a freeing experience. Having been in the horticulture industry for 30 years, I feel the presence of underlying poisons in the herbicides and fertilizers so often used in public green spaces – and even here at Longue Vue, until we made the change several years ago.

Being in a chemical-free garden means you can eat the nasturtiums and let your children roll in the grass, without considering the residue of pesticides. Longue Vue is that place, a space to visit and experience the joy of a clean garden.

This month, Longue Vue also hosts a special opportunity to learn how to make this transition on your own. Natural gardening guru Edwina von Gal will discuss sustainable practices on April 8 at our Design Symposium, and again at an informal (and free) Perfect Earth Community Roundtable event on Saturday, April 9. On April 23rd, in celebration of Earth Day, I will hold a Natural Gardening Workshop to share the natural gardening practices of the Longue Vue garden team.

I hope you will visit soon and will partner with us on your way to a better garden.

– Amy Graham, Director of Gardens

 

Columns from previous newsletters

Ask a Gardener

Ask Director of Gardens Amy Graham about the Longue Vue Gardens, or for seasonal tips about your own garden: agraham@longuevue.com.

GARDENING TIPS

Ask About Pest Control

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

PEST CONTROL

 

Did you know? We do insect identification and rescue!

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

Garden Volunteers: Give and grow.

Garden Volunteers has a new meeting day for 2022! Beginning January 2022, Garden Volunteers will meet every Thursday of the month from 8:30AM to 11:30AM. Garden Volunteers will also continue to meet every second Saturday of the month from 9AM to 11AM.

To volunteer, click the button below. For information on the garden volunteer program, contact Director of Gardens Amy Graham at agraham@longuevue.com.

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