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Longue Vue House & Gardens

7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, Louisiana

Phone: 504 488 5488 --

Statement of Purpose:

Longue Vue is a classical city estate that was the home of the late philanthropists Edgar Bloom Stern, a New Orleans businessman and cotton broker, and his wife Edith, dauhghter of Julius Rosenwald, the Sears magnate.

The Greek Revival mansion, designed for the Sterns by architects William and Geoffrey Platt, is surrounded by eight acres of gardens created by Ellen Biddle Shipman, "Dean of American Women Landscape Architects."

Ms. Shipman was also responsible for the interior design using American and English antiques, needlework, French and Oriental carpets, and a fine British and Continental creamware pottery collection.

Highlights & Collections:

The Gardens of Longue Vue with their various themes complement the magnificent Spanish Court, inspired by the fourteenth century Generalife Gardens of the Alhambra in Spain.

The wild Garden with its nataural forest walks offers an informal contrast to the Spanish Court.

Horticultural displays, accented by lyrical fountains, create a memorable experience throughout the seasons.

Longue Vue House, a decorative arts museum, has changing exhibitions in the galleries.

Wildflowers, water olors and sculpture are in view in the Playhouse. Year-round activities include daily tours and educational programs for adults and children.

The Shop offers unique horticultural and decorative items and features reproductions and adaptations from the Longue Vue Collection.

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