Florists in the Limelight at the Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour
This year’s garden tour is sure to exhilarate the senses as top LA florists use their abounding talent to inspire guests with floral interpretations to the theme of Legendary Beverly Hills at the famed Virginia Robinson Gardens Showcase Estate on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
We want to share with you why we are “star-struck” by each of these oh-so-fabulous creative artists—all of whom will most definitely design show-stopper creations that you won’t want to miss! Each florist is listed alphabetically along with the room/area they are decorating so that you will know where to find them when you visit the Showcase Estate at Robinson Gardens on Garden Tour day.
Brad Austin Imaginative Florals – Front Entrance Doorway
Brad’s unique creativity and organizational savvy has earned him acclaim within the entertainment industry, where he has worked on over 80 films and TV shows. He was also part of a team that won four Daytime Emmys for set decoration. Brad’s special satisfaction, however, comes from his wedding, party and event work.
Eric Buterbaugh – Foyer/Entrance Hall
7001 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
One day, in 1999, I found myself doing flowers for fun and somehow it turned into a career. I had just moved back to LA and a friend asked me to design florals for her dinner party. I declined but she was insistent so, finally, I gave in. I felt an amazing sense of joy using my hands to create. The next day I had requests to do flowers for everyone in town and the rest is history.
Chana Designs by Joe Sorachana – Kitchen
Floral Rush – Dining Room
5265 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Celebrated for their cutting edge design and their ability to optimize unusual and rare botanicals in unique and stunning design applications, Floral Rush, under the direction of Nelson Hiltner, strives to push the expected boundaries of floral design.
Flowermaid – Master Bath & Dressing Room
This boutique flower design studio works by appointment only, doing weddings, events, and set decorating for films and tv productions. Inez of Flowermaid likes to incorporate her European background and her sense of style from Europe into all of the arrangements she does for her clients.
Garden Club of Santa Barbara – Pool Pavilion
The objectives of the club are to stimulate the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening and flower arranging, to aid in the protection of native plants and wildlife, to encourage historic preservation, and to support civic beautification and planting.
Grand Éclair – Master Bedroom
9100 Wilshire Blvd 175W
Beverly Hills CA 90212
Natalia Jung, Founder and Design Director of Grand Eclair is an entrepreneur, artist, designer, and style-setter. Her identifiable touch of elegance and international taste transforms ideas into trend–inspiring designs, capturing distinct brand experiences that display contemporary elements, balancing simplicity and magnificence.
Hidden Garden – Library
Weddings – Brooke Osborn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate/Social Events – email@example.com
Daily Orders – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotels/Large Events – email@example.com
11054 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
We pride ourselves not only on the high-quality of our floral designs but also on our exceptional customer service. We always go above and beyond for our clients and take the extra steps to make sure they feel like they made the right choice in The Hidden Garden.
Inner Garden – Terrazzo/Back Patio
Inner Gardens is an extraordinary residential garden design and interior landscape company, designing gardens for some of the most beautiful homes in the world. Our Culver City showroom houses world-class art for the garden, a curated collection of the finest garden furnishings and accessories. At Inner Gardens, you find passion, heart, and hand visible and palpable in everything we do.
Joshua Johnston – Kitchen Garden
Virginia Robinson Gardens
The 1200 square foot Kitchen Vegetable Garden is 100% organic and sustainable with three traditional compost bins and one worm compost bin. We grow seasonally appropriate vegetables and we also grow flowers that attract pollinators and control undesirable insects. There is an orchid greenhouse and a chicken coop with five hens that provide fresh eggs daily.
As the Grounds Caretaker, I am responsible for tending to the vegetable garden and the chickens and consider myself an urban farmer of sorts.
Laura Morton Design – Terrazzo d’Angolo/Back Patio Corner
Laura Morton Design, Landscape and Horticulture specializes in Residential transformations.
We create sumptuous outdoor entertaining spaces, custom fire pits, fountains and fine gardens that will enchant and enhance your lifestyle. Our services include conceptual design, project management as well as ongoing guidance for the maintenance for your investment.
Le Jardin Prive – Galleria Bar
1020 N Hollywood Way #340
Burbank, CA 91505
Creating magnificent floral displays, Le Jardin Privé is a custom floral boutique specializing in unique, one of a kind floral designs highlighting creativity and artistic expression. When receiving an arrangement from Le Jardin Privé, recipients say it was an experience of such beauty that will long linger in their hearts.
Luna Gardens – Living Room
1139 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Luna Gardens’ priority is to provide its clients an exceptional floral experience whether it is for a dream wedding or intimate dinner party.
Marks Gardens – Concierge Area
13838 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Mark Held and Richard David have created a most unique floral environment: part retail flower shop and part creative design studio. They have assembled an incredibly talented floral design staff to achieve new creative levels for every event: floral design for the Academy Awards Governors Ball for the past 22 years, plus Television Emmy Awards, Golden Globes Awards, top level civic events and a long list of celebrity weddings including Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen & Portia, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Adam Sandler and the famous milestone Trista & Ryan wedding broadcast on ABC Television.
Named “L.A.’s Best” on a continuing basis, Mark’s Garden has been featured in a plethora of media including the London Financial Times as one of the top florists in the world and “America’s Top 100” listing the country’s most significant enterprises.
Michael Habicht – Galleria
Our expertise ranges from intimate social soirees, to large scale celebrations, corporate events and impeccable residential and commercial interiors, to flawlessly executing one of the world’s largest pop-up events. CEO and founder Michael Habicht iii is a noted expert in the areas of event design and entertaining. Michael personally oversees every project down to the last detail.
Pasadena Garden Club – Pool Pavilion Urns
The purpose of the Pasadena Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening; to share the advantages of association by means of open meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications; to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment, through programs and actions in the fields of environment, conservation, civic improvements and education.
Roman Sacke Floral Design – Guest Bedroom and Bathroom
I pride myself in customizing each design–for the person opening their front door to see a bouquet, for the couple celebrating their wedding or anniversary, for the shop owner and their clientele, or whatever reason flowers have been requested. I talk with my clients and get to know their unique tastes and styles; I want their preferences and personalities to come through in what I create.
Sweet Peas Custom Floral – Loggia and Ivo’s Office
Owner Corey shares, “We specialize in custom design for a discerning clientele. Preferring quality over quantity, our designs are sophisticated, using beautiful hand selected blooms.”
Swinging Chandelier Events Co. – Morning Room
Alisa Vidor of Swinging Chandelier Events says, “Our organic approach to floral design reflects a desire to bring forth the story of romance and fantasy hidden inside each creation. Gathering together natural materials that speak for themselves, we delight in encouraging the beautiful elements to magically and gently fall into place.”
Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery – Library Patio
1905 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
“Yamaguchi Nursery is a second generation family-owned business specializing in bonsai, but we stand out for so much more,” states Marianne. “We seek out the best quality plant material for every garden style—from classic to contemporary—as well as an extensive selection of new and unusual plant introductions. You’ll find drought-tolerant plants from Mediterranean regions around the world, fabulous succulents, pottery, statuary and so much more. And our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help guide your selection of the perfect items for your garden.”
Post by Diane Jenkins
Friends of Robinson Gardens Board Member