The New York Time: An Almost-Secret Garden in LA

 

 

AN ALMOST-SECRET GARDEN IN LA

By Caroline Seebohm, March 28, 1993

WITHIN a stone’s throw of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is one of the most attractive and least known private gardens in the United States, a stylish mixture of Italianate architecture and formal landscape design, with a jungle of rare tropical and subtropical plants and trees.

Designed around a Mediterranean-style palazzo that rises above a steep terraced hillside, the 6.2-acre garden is a testament to the taste and fine esthetic judgment of Virginia Dryden Robinson, a native of St. Louis who moved to Beverly Hills in 1903, bringing … Read More

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