Harper’s Bazaar: The Luxury Guide to Beverly Hills

Take a breather by visiting one of LA’s hidden gems – the beautiful Virginia Robinson Gardens. Built in 1911, the Robinson mansion (home to Virginia and Harry Robinson of the Robinson department stores) was one of the first ever luxury homes in Beverly Hills, playing host to legendary parties regularly frequented by the Hollywood elite – from Charlie Chaplin and Elvis Presley to Fred Astaire and Sophia Loren. Today, the unique estate hosts private events, weddings, photoshoots and tours of the spectacular grounds; featuring a breathtaking array of flora and fauna. Following the passing of Virginia Robinson, the estate was left to the County of Los Angeles and is now part of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The County, along with the non-profit organisation Friends of Robinson Gardens, works to maintain the estate in the elegant manner in-keeping with the living traditions of the early twentieth century.

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