Robinson Gardens Society

Membership dues assist in the operation and restoration of Virginia Robinson Gardens, and in the development and enrichment of its community programs. Your donation will help ensure that the Virginia Robinson Gardens is preserved as a valuable historic landmark and resource in our community.

Membership includes:

  • Complimentary admission to a docent-led tour
    of Virginia Robinson Gardens
  • Subscription to Virginia Robinson Gardens Newsletter
  • Discounted tickets to Education & Garden Lectures
  • Discounted tuition for Botanical Illustration classes
  • Formal invitation to the Annual Garden Tour

Docent Volunteer

If you enjoy interacting with children, grades 2 – 4, we invite you to join our children’s docent program. Our team of trained docents lead children through planned activities that foster an understanding of home vegetable gardens and a respect and curiosity for the natural environment. The Virginia Robinson Gardens provides the outdoor classroom for children from schools county wide to participate in this valuable educational program.

If you are interested in joining our children’s docent program, call April at 310.550.2087.


Get your hands dirty in the Gardens! There are always pruning, digging, transplanting and clean-up jobs to be done. Learn what goes into the creation of a lavish, sub-tropical garden. Due to its scope, maintaining the estate’s iconic features is a group effort.

Getting your hands dirty is not the only way to volunteer! Our tours are conducted by a team of specially trained guides. During instructor training, you will learn the history of the estate, as well as how to direct a group through the wondrous experience of exploring Mrs. Robinson’s world. Special training is offered for children’s docents.

Volunteering at the Virginia Robinson Gardens is a great way to meet new people, a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, and the perfect solution to regularly enjoy the Gardens.

For information on becoming a Garden Volunteer or Tour Guide, please email us at