IT’S THE MOST EXCLUSIVE, LAVISH – AND PRICEY! – GARDEN TOUR OF THEM ALL
By Jeanette Marantos, May 11, 2018
Garden tours are a lovely dime a dozen in Southern California, but leave it to Virginia Robinson, the fabled first lady of Beverly Hills, to inspire a daylong extravaganza that incorporates sumptuous food, fashion and floral design with tours of her historic mansion and gardens as well as other Beverly Hills gardens, some so exclusive their owners are unnamed.
Of course, the 30th annual Virginia Robinson Gardens tour costs $250 to $500 — far more than a dime, But the proceeds go to restoring one of the Los Angeles County’s least known parks, and supporting its educational programs for children, said Joan Selwyn, founder of the Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens, which organizes the event.