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Ask Curator and Historian Lenora Costa a question about Longue Vue’s house and history, or about your own preservation project: lcosta@longuevue.com.

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.

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HOUSE

BIRTHDAY MEMORABILIA | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Look inside the archives to see birthday memorabilia in honor of Longue Vue founder Edith Rosenwald Stern’s birthday on May 31. Family photos and scrapbooks abound with highlights from the grandchildren, Annabelle Bernard, Lilian Florsheim, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp and Caroline Dormon.

The Longue Vue Gardens will reopen beginning May 28, 2020. Please go to www.longuevue.com for details.

PRESERVATION OF LONGUE VUE HOUSE | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

While Longue Vue is closed to visitors in April 2020 we are taking the opportunity to do some preservation work. Here is a quick look at the floor waxing and painting happening on site.

FAMILY PHOTOS IN THE ARCHIVES | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Peek inside the Longue Vue archives to see family photos of four generations of the Stern and Rosenwald families in honor of Mother’s Day 2020 and learn about how Edith learned her skill and love of gardening and flower arranging from her mother.

JUNIOR DOCENT ALEXANDER TOUR ON WWII | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Alexander, Jr. Docent at Longue Vue, tours the second floor of the home and explains the Stern Family connections to World War II.

CAROLINE DORMON WATERCOLORS | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Behind the scenes look at the paper archives at Longue Vue House and Gardens and the collection of Caroline Dormon watercolors that were used to illustrate her first book, Wildflowers of Louisiana.

EARTH FRIENDLY CLEANERS | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join Tim Evans, Director of Facilities at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, as he discusses the cleaning products used on site.

GARDENS

BIRTHDAY CHAIR FOR EDITH | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Enjoy this wonderful Stern family tradition of decorating a chair for the birthday honoree with fresh flowers and cuttings from your garden. This chair was decorated by Longue Vue gardener Amanda in honor of our founder, Edith Rosenwald Stern’s birthday on May 31. Watch a time lapse of her creating the chair here https://youtu.be/iwsZap8KS3Y

The Longue Vue Gardens will reopen beginning May 28, 2020. Please go to www.longuevue.com for details.

BIRTHDAY CHAIR TIME LAPSE | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Enjoy this time lapse video of Longue Vue gardener Amanda creating a “birthday chair” in honor of our founder Edith Rosenwald Stern’s birthday on May 31. Learn more at her video here https://youtu.be/n77T0oFHL-Y

The Longue Vue Gardens will reopen beginning May 28, 2020. Please go to www.longuevue.com for details.

PREPARING TO REOPEN THE GARDENS MAY 28, 2020 | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Exploring the Discovery Garden as staff prepares the plants and pathways for visitors to return to site. The Longue Vue Gardens will reopen beginning May 28, 2020. Please go to www.longuevue.com for details.

NATIONAL LOVE A TREE DAY | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Longue Vue’s Integrated Pest Management Gardener Simeon Benjamin discusses our digital tree collection mapping system in celebration of National Love a Tree Day, Saturday, May 16, 2020. You can explore the tree mapping on our website, https://longuevue.com/bartlett-tree-mapping/

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER ARRANGING | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Director of Gardens Amy Graham gives you a step by step guide to making a unique flower arrangement from what grows in your own yard in honor of Mother’s Day 2020.

FLOWER ARRANGING ON A SMALL SCALE | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join Director of Gardens, Amy Graham, in the Flower Arranging Room as she shares some petite posies to inspire you to make your own arrangements for Mothers Day 2020.

CHILDREN

BUTTERFLIES SPROUTS! | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join Amber as we celebrate the butterfly in this edition of Virtual Sprouts. First we hear the story of ‘The Very Impatient Caterpillar’ then we make our own butterflies out of the recycled material of toilet paper rolls.

LOUISIANA GARDENS SPROUTS! | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join Amber as we celebrate our home state of Louisiana. First it’s story time with fun riddles from the book ‘Little Louisiana’ then it’s arts and crafts where we paint our choice of state symbol.

EARTH DAY SPROUTS! | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join Amber for story time and a craft in this special edition of Virtual Sprouts. Using recycled materials we will learn how to grow a garden of our very own.

JUNIOR DOCENT ALEXANDER TOUR ON WWII | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Alexander, Jr. Docent at Longue Vue, tours the second floor of the home and explains the Stern Family connections to World War II.

WELLNESS

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Pilates & Yoga Loft

BIKE APPRECIATION MONTH | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Join us at Longue Vue as we celebrate Bike Appreciation Month, May 2020. In this video, Tess, Programs Manager, examines the many reasons why biking is beneficial to your health and well-being.

30 MINUTE YOGA | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS | PILATES & YOGA LOFT

Thank you to our friends at Pilates and Yoga Loft. If you would like to join them for classes virtually please go to ThePilatesandYogaLoft.com for complete information about the studio, instructors, group classes and private sessions.

SOUNDS OF LONGUE VUE

SPANISH COURT FOUNTAINS | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Enjoy this relaxing view of Longue Vue’s Spanish Court from the Loggia. The Longue Vue Gardens will reopen beginning May 28, 2020. Please go to www.longuevue.com for more information.

AMERICAN ROBIN SINGING | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

American Robin singing in the Oak Allée, Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans

GULF FRITILLARY BUTTERFLIES | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Gulf fritillary butterflies mating in the Discovery Garden.

GULF COAST TOAD ENJOYING THE CANAL GARDEN | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Gulf Coast Toad enjoying the Canal Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans.

WILD GARDEN POND AND PIGEONNIER | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Meditative view atop the pond in the Wild Garden at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans. Pigeonnier in the background was designed by landscape architect Ellen B. Shipman as a seating and reading nook with garden storage in the back.

CANAL GARDEN | LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS

Skim along the top of the Canal Garden fountain at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans. Designed by architects William and Geoffrey Platt with ideas based off of The Quinto do Cabo near Lisbon, Portugal.