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.
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The Moorish flavor of this garden was inspired by the 14th century Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain and completed in 1969. The formal boxwood parterres complement the fountains and intricate mosaic sidewalks decorate the footpaths. This spacious greensward is used for the annual Easter egg hunt, yoga and painting classes for children, fundraisers, and the occasional fencing competition. Surrounding trees include crepe myrtle, Japanese magnolia, live oak and Brugmansia.