EDEN features The Virginia Robinson Gardens!

Please click the cover to view this edition of Eden!

Eden is the quarterly journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society (CGLHS). The journal features articles on California’s cultural landscapes, gardens and flora, garden history, landscape architecture, garden design, and local and regional preservation efforts.

CGLHS is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to celebrating the beauty and diversity of California’s historic gardens and landscapes.

About the Author:

Eden editor Steven Keylon lives in Palm Springs, California, and writes and lectures about Southern California’s cultural landscapes. He is the past president of CGLHS and serves as vice president of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. He is also on the board of DocomomoUS/SoCal. He is the author of several books: The Design of Herbert W. Burns (2018)The Modern Architecture of Hugh Michael Kaptur (2019), and is the co-author, with Tracy Conrad and Steve Vaught, of Tom O’Donnell: Generous Spirit of Palm Springs (2022).

Keylon found out during the research of The Virginia Robinson Gardens that he is the eighth cousin of Virginia Robinson. They share an ancestor, Willem Jacobse Van Boerum, who immigrated from the Netherlands with his family in 1649 when New York was Nieuw Amsterdam. WE are grateful to Mr. Keylon for his tireless dedication to the historic preservation of this estate!

  1. […] HALS group given by the California Preservation Foundation. In addition, the Summer 2023 edition of Eden Magazine, written and edited by historian Steven Keylon, was dedicated entirely to the survey at The […]

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