Longue Vue in New Orleans: A Garden Full of Flavors
Designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman and considered to be one of her most intact works, Longue Vue is a destination garden when visiting the Big Easy. Opening September 26th, Longue Vue presents The River Between Us, an interior and exterior art exhibition. See slide 11 for details.
“Design, greenery, and privacy” are the three essential characteristics of a real garden, as cited by Longue Vue House and Garden’s landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman in a 1930 interview. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana and built by community leaders Edgar and Edith Stern, Longue Vue is a living example of Shipman’s irrepressible attention to detail. The house and garden were designed from 1935-1950, at the end of the Country Place Era, purposefully flowing seamlessly together with stunning garden views from every room. Shipman’s work at Longue Vue included a strong influence on the design of the house itself and all of the interior design. In the garden, she possessed a keen understanding of how to successfully create the experience of individual garden rooms with an ease and expressive romanticism that made her stand out amongst her more formal contemporaries. Out of over 600 garden designs, Longue Vue is today considered to be her most intact work.
Shipman led an all-woman practice in New York, actively advocating for women’s rights in a trade that was dominated by men at the time.
Visit Longue Vue:
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday. 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA 70124 504.488.5488