OCTOBER 2023 – April 2024

Welcome to Longue Vue

Longue Vue is a public garden and non-profit historic house museum, open to the public year-round for tours, programs, picnics, and retreats. We celebrate a legacy of design, community, and lifelong learning through daily visits and special programs. Come visit us in the gardens soon!

Following Nature’s Lead

Longue Vue’s eight acres of gardens – and matching residential interiors – were the masterwork of 20th-century landscape designer Ellen Biddle Shipman and home to civic and philanthropic visionaries Edith and Edgar Stern.

Today, Longue Vue is committed to honoring the legacies of Shipman and the Stern family as a space for personal growth, social progress, and communal healing through the beauty of nature.

We invite you to explore our grounds and ponder the human relationship with nature and design. All in the exceptional peace of a breathtaking estate and a remarkable document of 20th-century American society, politics, and arts.

Letters from Longue Vue

I was a dinosaur kid. I had all the toys: apatosaurus, stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus, triceratops, pachycephalosaurus—all…

In Southeast Louisiana, this is the season where most home vegetable gardens are invaded with…

Your house, your gardens.