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As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Longue Vue House and Gardens

Address: 7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA

Region: Southeast

Phone: 504.488.5488

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: City/Local
Organization Type: Botanic Garden

Services this organization provides

  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: The Wild Garden is the largest of eleven garden rooms at Longue Vue. This one-acre "contrived wilderness" features many plants indigenous to Louisiana and the Southeastern United States, including a Louisiana Iris path and a wildflower path. The garden was designed by the “Dean of Women Landscape Architects” Ellen Biddle Shipman. Caroline Dorman—one of the premier female naturalists of the 20th century American South—advised on plantings. The Wild Garden showcases many native plants that are becoming increasingly rare due to development and land loss.

Description: Longue Vue House & Gardens – once the home of philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern – is a Classical Revival-style mansion surrounded by eight acres of historically landscaped gardens, including a one-acre garden devoted to native plants of southeast Louisiana. Called the most beautiful spot in New Orleans by many, Longue Vue is a destination for out-of-town visitors and locals alike, as well as a venue for engaging educational and cultural programs, meetings and retreats. Longue Vue is open to the public 7 days a week.

Last Update: 2010-01-28
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