Virginia Robinson Gardens Welcomes Our New Superintendent:

Diane Sipos!

Diane Sipos is thrilled to join the Virginia Robinson Gardens as its new Superintendent.  She brings extensive experience overseeing major organizational and programmatic initiatives in the non-profit sector, higher education, and arts institutions.  Previously, she served as Director for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art - Southern California Chapter, an educational arts institute.  She provided strategic leadership to the organization since its early inception, forging partnerships with institutions across both public and private sectors in advancing the organization’s mission.  She created a program that serves a title I school in LAUSD, implemented scholarship programs, created educational programs for design professionals and the general public, and organized travel tours of notable architecture and landscapes.  Under her helm, the organization saw its membership grow and expanded its audience nationally and internationally with its expanded online programming and digital library.  She has a Master’s in Public Administration from USC.

Diane looks forward to working with our members as we pursue our initiatives and programs at Virginia Robinson Gardens!


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The House and Gardens of Virginia & Harry Robinson

Written in 2011 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the estate, this enchanting book details the history and architecture of the Beaux-Arts house and garden as well as telling many captivating stories about the Robinson family. Inside, find a rich archival history of the Robinsons with historic photographs and the work of renowned contemporary photographers Tim Street-Porter and Salli MacAller. Included are photos, floor plans, and in-depth lists of the trees and flora located on the property. Get lost in the pioneering spirit of the Robinsons as they “accidentally" discover their property at 1008 Elden Way and begin their lives together in what was to become the first estate of Beverly Hills.

A must-have for garden lovers everywhere!

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