Children's Program- Update!

Our Children's Program has made some significant changes! Post-covid reports show that many children are still behind academically, especially in areas of low income. Educators are working extra hard to find innovative ways to teach their children and to keep them interested in learning. The Friends of Robinson Gardens team heard these requests and created a way to alter our "on-site" Science Program to create an "off-site" program to be delivered directly to the students and teachers.

To see our progress, please watch our latest video sharing the details of our new program hosted by our Friends Member- Patti Reinstein. For more information, please visit the Children’s Program page on our website.

Featured Class!

A Learned Journey Under the Canopy of the Living Giants

Join Superintendent Emeritus Tim Lindsay for a memorable morning in the King Palm Forest. Having spent over 20 years nurturing and restoring this rare gem, Tim will walk us through the history of the Palm Forest, beginning his story in 1911 when the Robinsons first arrived on Elden Way. Learn more about the climate and conditions that eventually led to the birth of the Palm Garden in the 30’s and see and hear how it has changed over time. For more information, please visit the Classes & Events page.

Looking for Docent Volunteers!

Love history? The Virginia Robinson Gardens is looking for volunteers to join our Docent team. NO prior experience is necessary, just your passion and commitment to sharing the history of the First Estate of Beverly Hills.

  • Volunteers are required to attend a 2-hour training session
  • Be prepared to guide groups of up to 15 guests throughout the house and garden for a 90-minute tour
  • Docents must commit to giving one tour a month
  • Scripts will be provided to help inform our volunteers
  • If you are interested, please contact April Walton at [email protected] or (310) 550-2040.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the Virginia Robinson Gardens is to preserve and promote this historically significant first estate of
    Beverly Hills for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
    To help continue the mission of the Friends, please visit our Donate page.