Anne-Marie Evans Botanical Illustration Class April 2018
Anne-Marie Evans Botanical Illustration Class April 2018

Sessions:
April 2nd – 6th, 2018
April 9th – 13th, 2018

Sign up for one or two weeks of instruction with world-renowned botanical illustration instructor, Anne-Marie Evans.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist,  Anne-Marie will guide you through the process of creating a watercolor painting that you will cherish!

$595.00$1,250.00 Select options
Behind the Scenes Tour of Virginia Robinson Gardens
Behind the Scenes Tour of Virginia Robinson Gardens

Saturday, January 27, 2018

For the first time ever, there will be a special limited “Behind the Scenes” Tour of the first estate of Beverly Hills.  Chuck Tellalian, a docent at Robinson Gardens, has organized this incredible tour for which selected docents have been specifically trained. Tour participants will get to explore areas that no other tour has seen and will hear very interesting and entertaining stories about Virginia and Harry Robinson.

The “Behind the Scenes” Tour begins at 1PM on Saturday, January 27th on the Loggia of the Main House and travels all through the main house including the basement.  The docents will lead the tour through the various gardens on the Estate and then to the pool pavilion, which includes a visit to the newly restored card room.  The Tour concludes with a champagne reception on the Rose Observatory.

The special “Behind the Scenes” Tour is limited to a maximum of 16 guests who will be accompanied by four specifically trained docents.  The Tour is expected to sell out quickly so purchase your tickets now.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
$60 per person 

1PM on the Loggia in the Main House
Tour will end at 4PM after the champagne reception

Enjoy this first-of-its-kind tour!

Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068

 

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George Geary – L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants
George Geary – L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

 

Join us for this delightfully entertaining lecture and slide show with author George Geary as he engagingly narrates, with colorful anecdotes, the glamorous Los Angeles restaurants that were popularly inhabited by the stars.

A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, George is a Certified Culinary Professional and best-selling cookbook author. His latest book L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants, which is his topic for this presentation, reflects the historical local restaurants visited by the Hollywood set.

The lecture will be followed by a delectable luncheon pairing of famous dishes served by these legendary haunts. Some savory – some sweet, they are sure to please the palate, so don’t miss out on this fabulous experience!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Members $75 / Non Members $85

 

10:30 am Mimosas
11:00 am Lecture
12:00 pm Luncheon

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Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068


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$75.00$85.00 Select options
Kathryn Smith: Wright on Exhibit
Kathryn Smith: Wright on Exhibit

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Drawing extensively from Wright’s unpublished correspondence, Kathryn Smith challenges the preconceived notion of Wright as a self-promoter who displayed his work in search of money, clients, and fame. She shows how he was an artist-architect projecting an avant-garde program, an innovator who expanded the palette of installation design as technology evolved, and a social activist driven to revolutionize society through design. While Wright’s earliest exhibitions were largely for other architects, by the 1930s he was creating public installations intended to inspire debate and change public perceptions about architecture. The nature of his exhibitions expanded with the times beyond models, drawings, and photographs to include more immersive tools such as slides, film, and even a full-scale structure built especially for his 1953 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Placing Wright’s exhibitions side by side with his writings, Smith shows how integral these exhibitions were to his vision and sheds light on the broader discourse concerning architecture and modernism during the first half of the twentieth century.

Kathryn Smith is an architectural historian, who is an historic preservation consultant, author, and lecturer. Her books include Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions (2017), Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master (2009), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Taliesin West (1997), and Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollyhock House and Olive Hill (1992). She has been a consultant to Graycliff Conservancy, Florida Southern College, and Barnsdall Park. She has held HEH, NEA and Graham Foundation fellowships. In 2003, she was Scholar-in-Residence at the Robie House, Chicago. In 2001, Smith was awarded the Wright Spirit Award in the Professional Category from the Building Conservancy.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Members $75 / Non Members $85

 10:30 am Mimosas
11:00 am Lecture
12:00 pm Luncheon

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Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068

 

$75.00$85.00 Select options
Tim Lindsay’s January Gardening Class
Tim Lindsay’s January Gardening Class

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bare Root Fruit Trees and Bare Root Roses

January is the prime month to think about new plant additions to the garden. The class will focus on the various types of fruit trees that are proven producers in Southern California. Discussions will include placement, selection and care of fruit trees. Then the class will turn its attention to new and exciting rose introductions, including how to select and care for them.

– Bare root roses will be for sale at the end of class –

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Members $25 / Non Members $35

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Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068

$25.00$35.00 Select options