Martha Stewart Weddings Photo Shoot at Robinson Gardens

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Martha Stewart Weddings Photo Shoot at Robinson Gardens

Recently, Sofía Vergara was photographed at the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate for Martha Stewart’s fall issue of ‘Weddings’ magazine. The themed gardens on the estate were the perfect setting and as you can see, complemented each of the spectacular dresses worn by Sofía.

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South African Bougainvillea collected by Virginia Robinson a very rare color one of a kind.
South African Bougainvillea collected by Virginia Robinson a very rare color one of a kind.
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The Rose Garden with fragrant pink David Austin roses.
The Rose Garden at Robinson Gardens with fragrant pink David Austin roses.
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Blue Fountain Delphiniums in the Rose Garden.
Blue Fountain Delphiniums in the Rose Garden at Robinson Gardens.
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The front of the Robinson Gardens estate with the purple wisteria vine.
The front of the Robinson Gardens estate with the purple wisteria vine.
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Yellow Mexican marigolds in the Italian Terrace Garden at Robinson Gardens.
Yellow Mexican marigolds in the Italian Terrace Garden at Robinson Gardens.
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Yellow Variegated ginger in the Palm Forrest at Robinson Gardens.
Yellow Variegated ginger in the Palm Forrest at Robinson Gardens.
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The history of the Robinson Gardens is the story of Virginia Robinson and the grandeur of early 20th century living in Beverly Hills. Her collection of friends from the sound stages of old Hollywood to the international statesmen she entertained was equaled only by her rare and unusual plant collection.

Traveling the world with her botanist, she transformed her once barren hillside into the treasured historic gardens of today. The hundreds of seeds brought back from Queensland Australia were planted and germinated into the largest collection of King Palms outside of Australia.

On a trip to the Cape of Africa, Virginia brought home a rare cutting from a Coral Tree. The specimen was planted and bloomed in mid-winter. Startlingly beautiful, it attracted a lot of attention. People passing by pleaded with Virginia to get a start. When the City of Los Angeles requested cuttings, Virginia was happy to share what she loved the most.

Today, some 80 years later, in the median of West San Vicente Boulevard, more than fifty cuttings from her mother Coral Tree have grown into magnificent specimens and continue to turn heads as people drive down the street.

Her second cutting brought back from the Cape, was from a bougainvillea. Now matured, it engulfs a ten-foot fence, which runs the width of the tennis court. The unique bract of color of this vine-like plant is blush pink creating a massive pink cloud of color. When in full bloom, one finds it difficult to believe that this spectacular plant came from a small cutting.

The legendary Robinson estate, a public garden and house museum, captivates people with its rich social history. It’s six and a half acre garden, composed of five themed gardens, captures the imagination of many and inspires visitors to cultivate excellence in their own gardens.

 

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