Spotlight on Marian Power


Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Marian Power, our amazing and wonderful President. We asked her these three questions:

HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT VRG AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A FRIEND? 

In 1994, I returned to Los Angeles. … Read More

Spotlight on Betty Goldstein

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Betty Goldstein, a dedicated Friend of Robinson Gardens and Board Member. We asked her these three questions:

SPECIAL EDITION: SPOTLIGHT FEATURE ON JOAN SELWYN

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Joan Selwyn, our beloved founder of the Friends of Robinson Gardens and Board Member.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START THE FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS?

Our dear friend, Supervisor Edmund Edelman, was a compassionate and … Read More

Spotlight on Patti Reinstein

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Patti Reinstein, a dedicated Friend of Robinson Gardens and Board Member. This year, Patti was one of three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the Friends of Robinson Gardens. We asked … Read More

Spotlight on David Bronstein

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.


This month, we feature David Bronstein, a dedicated docent at Virginia Robinson Gardens, whom we would happily clone if we could! Those who have toured the estate with David know how his boundless enthusiasm for the gardens shines through … Read More

Spotlight on Charles Tellalian

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Charles Telalian, a well seasoned docent of the Virginia Robinson Gardens. Charles has initiated a unique tour experience, where guests will be offered an in-depth tour of not only the beautifully themed gardens of VRG, … Read More

Spotlight on Linda Meadows

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Linda Meadows, a dedicated Friend of Robinson Gardens and Board Member. This year, Linda was one of three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the Friends of Robinson Gardens. We asked her these three questions

Spotlight on Patty Elias

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.


This month, we spotlight Patty Elias, a dedicated Friend of Robinson Gardens and Board Member. This year, Patty was one of three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the Friends of Robinson Gardens. We asked her these three questions:

Spotlight on Timothy Lindsay

Celebrating 20 years at Virginia Robinson Gardens:  Superintendent Timothy Lindsay

The Friends is very proud to honor Superintendent Timothy Lindsay for his extraordinary service to Virginia Robinson Gardens. By the end of February 2018, it will be Tim’s 20 year anniversary. We are happy to share the following interview with you:

How did you become interested in landscape architecture?

From the time I was a child, I learned to appreciate architecture while working with my grandfather in his wood shop. He built his own home, and we often had projects at relatives’ homes to make repairs. We also finished building … Read More

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