Rooms, Blooms and Rites of Spring

The Annual Garden Tour Countdown Begins! Rooms, Blooms, and Rites of Spring

Of all the traditions sacred to gardeners and garden lovers here in Los Angeles, the Virginia Robinson Gardens Tour has to be the most eagerly anticipated. It’s the occasion when we get dressed up, don our garden hats, and tour some of the most enchanting private gardens in Los Angeles. Afterwards we go to the beautiful Robinson estate in Beverly Hills for the garden party of the year. This is the only time of the year that the entire house is open to the public, and it truly … Read More

A Glamorous Tradition Continues

A Glamorous Tradition Continues

On May 16, 2015, Virginia Robinson Gardens will open its doors wide for a special day. The house and gardens will be transformed for the “2015…into the garden Masterpiece Tour.” This annual fundraising event includes a self-guided tour of three Westside private gardens and the Robinson estate, as a design showcase, with each room embellished by well-known florists and designers. Concierge and VIP van level ticket holders will be able to visit a special fourth private garden.

The designer list, to date, includes Nicole Antoine/Frette, Kathleen Spiegelman, Christofle, Cartier, White Design, Contemporary Catering, and Kenneth Boyer.   … Read More

27th Garden Tour Masterpiece Participating Florists

Participating Florists

Beverly Hills Flower Gallery

Beverly Hills Garden Club

Botanical Artists Guild

Brad Austin

Butterfly

Dirt Diva Design

Eric Solberg

Flora Lux

Greenwood Gardens

Jamie Wolf

Linda McKendry Design

Lotus & Lily Floral Events

Luna Gardens Events

Menuah Flowers

Pasadena Garden Club

Santa Barbara Garden Club

Secret Garden

Silver Birches

Sweet Pea Custom Florals

Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery

Participating Designers

Cartier

Christofle

Contemporary Catering

Grande Maison de Blanc

Kassandra Cambas

Kathleen Spiegelman

Kenneth Boyer

Linda McKendry

L’Occitane

Lori Piana Interiors

Mansour

Nicole Antoine/Frette

 

Peach Fuzzies Provided By

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

 

Wine Tasting Provided By

Hearst Ranch Winery

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Pathways to Paradise: 2014 Garden Tour and Showcase House

On Saturday May 17, the Friends of Robinson Gardens held their 26th annual Garden Tour benefit. After visiting 4 private gardens on the west side, guests were welcomed back at Robinson Gardens.  Beverly Hills’ first estate was then the setting for an afternoon of “Pathways to Paradise.”

Our Grand Marshall Hutton Wilkinson set the tone with his fabulous designs on the Loggia, with stunning floral design by Brad Austin. The entire home was filled with many of LA’s most accomplished designers and florists. Guests were able to enjoy viewing their spectacular creations on the only day of the year that … Read More

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