Longue Vue’s gardens were significantly disrupted by Hurricane Ida. We lost several large trees, numerous planters, and numerous panes of glass from our historic Greenhouse. The grounds were covered with debris and have required substantial work by the full Longue Vue staff and local garden contractors to prepare for our reopening just two weeks after the storm.
Each day we remained closed cost Longue Vue $1,000 in lost ticket and program revenue. Even upon reopening, we will absorb lost revenue due to the impossibility of providing house tours until mold remediation is complete. Meanwhile, basic operating costs remain the same, and the work required to restore and maintain our site has increased. We are grateful for any support you can offer at this time, to help offset these impacts.