The gardens at LongHouse serve as a living case study of the interaction between plants and people in the 21st century.  We not only create landscapes as an art form, we simultaneously demonstrate planting potentials in this climate – with a wide variety of natural and cultivated species.  Sharing these extensive plant collections, and experiencing them in relation to living spaces, over time, and with seasonal changes, is the chief pleasure for Mr. Larsen and the LHR staff.  It is also the soundest learning experience.