May 2018 Happenings


 

BH Courier: VRG May 2019 Tour Promises Delight

  VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS’ MAY 19 TOUR PROMISES TO DELIGHT  By Laura Coleman, April 26, 2018 Less than a month remains before Beverly Hills’ garden party of the year returns to the City on Saturday, May 19, at the Virginia Robinson Gardens. Now in its 30th year, the annual Garden Tour & Showcase Estate, which raises funds for the Virginia Robinson Gardens historical estate, gives ticket holders the opportunity to visit several private home gardens rarely seen by the public. For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

SoCal Pulse: Top Los Angeles Things to do in MAy

TOP LOS ANGELES THINGS TO DO IN MAY  By Christina Wiese on April 24, 2018  From ground-breaking exhibitions to tasting your way across L.A. at fun food and drink events, check out 30+ top Los Angeles things to do in May. 30th Annual Garden Tour & Showcase Estate May 19. Organized by the Friends of Robinson Gardens, the Beverly Hills garden party of the year returns with a tour, culinary tastings, luncheon, fashion show and much more. Guests will also have exclusive access to select private home gardens rarely on view to the public. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills. Click here to read the full article on SoCalPulse.com.

Luxury Travel Diary: Four of the Best Fours Seasons Hotels & Resorts

  ENCHANTING! FOUR OF THE BEST FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS FOR THE SPRING April 22, 2018 Four Seasons hotels and resorts are some of the best luxury hotels in the world. Spring is supposedly springing, so we have picked the best Four Seasons hotels to enjoy as the Northern Hemisphere starts to warm up. We have already investigated the best Four Seasons hotels on Hawaii and the best Four Seasons hotels with glorious beaches. Here we take a gulp of fresh air and let our skin feel the sunshine in these four incredible Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, perfect for the spring. Los Angeles With average temperatures in the 70s and botanical gardens to stroll in, outdoor concerts, and al fresco dining, “Los Angeles is an ideal place to be in the spring,” says Chef Concierge Jeanne Mills of Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. She suggests taking a…

Florists embrace “The Art of Living” at the 2018 Garden Tour

The Friends of Robinson Gardens is so grateful to the extremely talented floral designers who will transform the rooms of Virginia Robinson’s home into settings of dazzling beauty for the 30th annual Garden Tour and Showcase Estate on May 19, 2018. Don’t miss this breathtaking event where the florists will interpret the theme: “Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson: The Art of Living!” 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. Eric Solberg Gardens – Front Walkway SolbergFarms@msn.com www.ericsolberggardens.com P.O. Box 1022 Topanga, CA  90290-1022 818-713-1945 Eric Solberg the California garden designer was born, raised, and educated in Buffalo, New York. Due to an urban modernization project and the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, he grew up deeply affected by a citywide landscape and canopy of trees designed and planted by…

The Chickens Always Come First

Friends and visitors have likely noticed that our beloved chickens no longer reside in the former monkey cage in the Kitchen Vegetable Garden. We’re happy to report that their desire to roam free and live out their years elsewhere was realized when we relocated them to a wonderful ranch near Bakersfield. As hens age, they thrive better in unfettered environments. Thanks to one of our Friends, we were able to locate the Holt Ranch where they now happily reside. They graze green pastures, roost in the trees, and are once again laying eggs and enjoying free range living with countless other farm animals. Our road trip began very early in the morning when the hens were still asleep, making it easier to place them into containers for the two-hour adventure. By sunrise, they were well on their way, and one hen was lucky enough to ride in the front seat….

Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic by Elizabeth Kaye

Award-winning author and journalist Elizabeth Kaye gave a very moving presentation on her book, Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic at the Virginia Robinson Gardens on March 22, 2018. On this day of pouring rain, the weather was so fitting to the theme of the lecture. Lifeboat No. 8 rose to No. 1 on the New York Times and Amazon e-book bestseller lists and recounts the adventure of 27 people fleeing the sinking Titanic in 1912. Beautifully spoken, Elizabeth riveted the audience with her passionate and heart-wrenching tale. The Titanic was built in 1912, at a time “when the advent of machines created this empowering belief that man could be the master of his own destiny…She was a technological wonder and the greatest feat of engineering at that time,” Elizabeth said. She explained that ships are referred to as “she” due to the…

SPECIAL EDITION: SPOTLIGHT FEATURE ON JOAN SELWYN

Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful. This month, we spotlight Joan Selwyn, our beloved founder of the Friends of Robinson Gardens and Board Member. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START THE FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS? Our dear friend, Supervisor Edmund Edelman, was a compassionate and dedicated politician as well as a cellist, student of history, and the arts. His enthusiasm for the preservation of the historic Robinson Estate combined with my passion for history and gardens was a natural combination.   When he approached me to organize a support organization of interested women, I felt he…

Designers of the 2018 Virginia Robinson Gardens Showcase Estate & Garden Tour!

The Friends of Robinson Gardens is so grateful to the extremely talented designers who will transform the rooms of Virginia Robinson’s home into settings of enchanting beauty for the annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Don’t miss this breathtaking event! Each designer 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. Kenneth Boyer of Atelier K (see featured image of the 2015 Virginia Robinson home library design) directs his talents in a multifaceted approach to design. Embracing current trends—while alluding to classic roots, form, and function—he continues to evoke creativity and balance in his work. His passion for interiors is similar to music that captivates you—there is a beautiful melody and rhythm that draws you into every interior.  www.atelierkla.com. Kenneth Boyer of Atelier will be located in the Morning Room of the VRG home. _______…