Ali Rahimi and the Art of Haute Couture

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Ultra-talented fashion designer Ali Rahimi of Mon Atelier gave a very inspiring lecture on the art of haute couture and presented a gorgeous fashion show on April 19, 2018 at the Virginia Robinson Gardens. Ali, along with his business partner … Read More

George Geary: L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants

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George Geary gave a highly entertaining and sold-out lecture based on his book, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played, at Virginia Robinson Gardens on Valentine’s Day, 2018. His presentation elicited much laughter and … Read More

Wright on Exhibit Lecture

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Noted architectural historian Kathryn Smith gave an outstanding lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright on January 25th, 2018 at Virginia Robinson Gardens. The presentation was based on her book Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions. A historic preservation consultant, … Read More

Gottlieb Native Garden Lecture

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Dedicated environmentalist and philanthropist Susan Gottlieb gave a riveting and beautiful lecture on her renowned garden, the Gottlieb Native Garden, at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.  Susan’s garden in Beverly Hills is a National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.  Originally from … Read More

How They Decorated by P. Gaye Tapp

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Noted interior designer and author P. Gaye Tapp gave a fascinating lecture to a rapt audience at the Virginia Robinson Gardens based on her beautifully illustrated book How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century. Hailing from … Read More

Gardens of Eternity lecture by Dr. Linda Komaroff

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Gardens of Eternity: Visualizing Paradise in Islamic Art Founder of Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens Joan Selwyn introduced our speaker Dr. Linda Komaroff as “a very impressive lady.” A curator of Islamic art at the Los Angeles County Museum of … Read More

A Glimpse of Fred Astaire

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A Glimpse into the Life of Fred Astaire by Victoria Kastner A delightful luncheon and lecture took place at the Virginia Robinson Gardens on Friday, March 10th. It was a perfect day at the Gardens.  And the Friends of Robinson … Read More

Kelly Comras Lecture on Ruth Shellshorn

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Kelly Comras Lecture on Ruth Shellhorn: Mid-Century Landscape Architecture Landscape architect, lawyer and author Kelly Comras gave a very inspiring lecture on Ruth Shellhorn, one of the most well respected mid-century landscape architects in Southern California. Kelly did extensive research … Read More

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