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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

You are cordially invited to Afternoon Tea at Virginia Robinson Gardens. A special display of Virginia Robinson’s exquisite collection of fine china & porcelain. Enjoy delectable tea sandwiches, scones & sweets. Highlighting Mrs. Robinson’s Wedding China.

$45.00$75.00 Select options
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Anna Wyckoff – The Alchemy of Costume Design and Fashion
Anna Wyckoff – The Alchemy of Costume Design and Fashion


Monday, March 16, 2020  POSTPONED

There is a magical, almost alchemic formula that makes certain cinematic moments unforgettable, and part of that equation involves the costume.  Think Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly grazes on her breakfast while gazing in Tiffany’s window, sheathed in an austere black column dress and opera gloves, arrayed in a collar of pearls, a tiny tiara, and dark sunglasses dressed by Edith Head and Givenchy.  In The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe relishes the breeze from the subway grate in her pleated white halter designed by costume designer William Travilla.  Is this Fashion or Costume?

Costume and fashion are easily confused, sometimes the words are used interchangeably, and often one is mistaken for the other. But despite the overlap, they are actually distinct disciplines that flow naturally into each other because they share the common vocabulary of clothing. This discussion follows their relationship across early film and television to present day.

Anna Wyckoff creates portraits across multiple disciplines and seeks to find the intersection where her passions overlap. As editor in chief of The Costume Designer Magazine, she explores how designers use nuance and detail to flesh out a psychological depiction of a character through clothing. Portraiture allows her to explore the role of physiognomy as an expression of the individual in oil paint. Her writing enables her to more deeply investigate the themes and motivations of her subjects. Anna is producing the Legacy Video Series, which documents the fascinating backstories behind Costume Designers’ Guild members. She also serves as the CDG Communications Director.

Monday, March 16, 2020 POSTPONED
Members $85 / Non-Members $95 

10:30 am Mimosas
11:00 am Lecture
12:00 pm Lunch

 

Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068

$85.00$95.00 Select options
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Beverly Hills 2019 Garden Tour
Beverly Hills 2019 Garden Tour

Annual Garden Tour &
Showcase Estate

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10AM to 4PM

A garden lover’s experience you won’t want to miss!

  • Visit legendary private gardens of Beverly Hills
  • Enjoy a designer fashion show and luncheon
  • Be inspired by top floral and interior designers who will transform the Virginia Robinson Gardens Estate.
  • Shop the legendary boutique
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Ticket Options:

***ALL PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT ROBINSON GARDENS***

General
Check-in can be made throughout the day at any of the featured gardens for this self-guided tour. Find your way to Robinson Gardens to enjoy the luncheon, fashion show, exhibits, and boutique.

VIP 
Board a van that will visit the featured gardens, PLUS a bonus garden! Return in the van around mid-day to Robinson Gardens to enjoy the luncheon, fashion show, exhibits, and boutique. *Children 12 and under are not allowed in VIP vans, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Concierge
Board a luxury van in front of the Robinson Gardens Estate and be escorted to the featured gardens PLUS a bonus garden, all led by a docent! Upon returning to Robinson Gardens, a reserved table awaits you with its own attendant to serve you. Friends of Robinson Gardens Ambassadors will guide you to the special activities and programs throughout the day. Includes valet parking! *Children 12 and under are not allowed in Concierge vans, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Grand Reserve
*New Exclusive Experience! “Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams” Have your own private table for ten on Virginia’s patio. Your docent will take you to all the featured gardens, the bonus garden and the exclusive experience. Enjoy Cartier champagne & caviar, then luncheon at your Grand Reserve Table. Take home the the new book on Dawnridge and a swag bag. Valet Parking included.

Child Admission
Children ages 8 -12 can come along with you for a fun day touring and lunch. Please note that Child Admission cannot be combined with Concierge or VIP tickets.

Valet Parking
With a prepaid valet parking pass, you can drive your car to the closest drop off area at the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate. Valet Parking Passes will not be available for purchase on the day of the event, so make sure to purchase now!

General Admission tickets will be available on the day of the event.
For more information, call 310-550-2068
***Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Your ticket price will be considered a donation.

Become a Society Member right now for a discounted rate of just $40! Regularly a $75 dollar value (limited time only).
As a society member, you can stay in the know on all of the programming available at Robinson Gardens, plus additional discount fares! You will also receive a complementary docent-led tour so you can learn even more about our historic estate and gardens.

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Beverly Hills’ First Estate: The House And Gardens Of Virginia & Harry Robinson
Beverly Hills’ First Estate: The House And Gardens Of Virginia & Harry Robinson
“The fascinating story of the Robinsons, their house and gardens, and Virginia’s longtime influence on Beverly Hills is told here for the first time. This lively and informative text will transport you back to the Beverly Hills of a century ago and bring to life one of our country’s most memorable landscapes.”
Victoria Kastner
Former Historian, Hearst Castle

 

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Claude Rains – Donation
Claude Rains – Donation

If you cannot attend this year’s Gala, but would still like to donate, please select an amount from the dropdown below. We appreciate your support – Virginia Robinson Garden’s couldn’t function without generous donors like yourself.

$10.00$5,000.00 Select options
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Dooley Wilson – Member
Dooley Wilson – Member

$3,000.00

With your generous donation as a Dooley Wilson Member, you’ll receive the following luxuries at the 2019 Patron Gala:

  • Listed on all printed materials
  • Seating for 4 guests
  • Full page in the Tribute Book (equal to $2,000 Tribute Page)
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Dr. Toni Bowers
Dr. Toni Bowers


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Dr. Bowers is a Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving her doctorate at Stanford University.  Her undergraduate studies were at the University of Southern California and Houghton College.  She specializes in British literature and culture from Charles II’s restoration in 1660 to the French Revolution and is a Core Faculty Member for Penn’s Gender Studies program.  She publishes and teaches on 17th and 18th century British writing by and about women, ideologically driven and partisan political writing of that time and place.  Dr. Bowers has extensively dozens of essays in scholarly journals, and published Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760 (OUP, 2011) and The Politics of Motherhood: British Writing and Culture, 1660-1760 (CUP 1996.)

Dr. Bowers will enlighten and delight us with a biographical talk that situates Charlie Chaplin on Summit Drive in early 20th century Los Angeles.  She will give a brief review of his life story before and after his Beverly Hills years, but will concentrate on the years in Beverly Hills, the period of some of his greatest achievements.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Members $85 / Non-Members $95 

10:30 am Mimosas
11:00 am Lecture
12:00 pm Lunch

 

Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
310-550-2068

$85.00$95.00 Select options
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Health & Wellness: January <br> 2 Day Seminar with Aya Caspi
Health & Wellness: January
2 Day Seminar with Aya Caspi

Join renown CNVC certified trainer Aya Caspi for an empowering 2 day seminar introducing Compassionate Communication for optimum emotional and psychological well being and how it can transform your life and your relationships.

Empower yourself with the most effective and soul nourishing communication and conflict transformation skills. Learn to:

  • TRANSFORM your anger by listening to what it is trying to tell you • FIND FREEDOM to choose and not react when triggered
  • REACH OUT and touch people through their layers of protection
  • OPEN YOUR HEART and help yourself to have more loving friendships, deeper partnerships and productive working relationships

Tuition: $300 for 2 days

Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th 9:00am – 3:30pm


Daily Sample Agenda:
8:30 – 9:00am – Arrival, Meet & Greet
9:00am – Introduction to NVC
12:00pm – Working break for lunch in the garden
1:00pm – Regroup
3:30pm – Close

 

Lunch is not provided but can be pre-ordered and delivered for an additional fee. If that is of interest, please send an email to Kathy Choi (kathychoi@gmail.com).

 

Suggested reading: Nonviolent Communication – a language of life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg

 

Questions? Contact FRG member Kathy Choi.
917-692-4132
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Health & Wellness: Yoga With Kids
Health & Wellness: Yoga With Kids

Join us on Saturday, February 22nd for this month’s Health & Wellness event, Yoga With Kids! The wonderful Tiffany Fraser will be joining us at the gardens to walk us through various routines to expand your mind, body, and soul. Tiffany teaches skillful yoga with a spiritual twist to all ages and levels. She is certified with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level and has been teaching for 20 years.


DETAILS:
Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00-11:00am
On the Great Lawn (weather permitting) or inside the Pool Pavilion
Members – $15, Nonmembers – $20
Children are free, ages 5+ only please
Complimentary lemonade, tea and biscuits to follow
***Please bring your own yoga mats

 

Questions? Contact FRG member Kathy Choi.
917-692-4132
$15.00$20.00 Select options
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Humphrey Bogart – Benefactor
Humphrey Bogart – Benefactor

$25,000.00

With your generous donation as a Humphrey Bogart Benefactor, you’ll receive the following luxuries at the 2019 Patron Gala:

  • Listed on all printed materials
  • Table for 10 guests in most preferred section
  • Back cover of Tribute Book
  • Exclusive Donor Luncheon at Robinson Gardens
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Ingrid Bergman – Benefactor
Ingrid Bergman – Benefactor

$10,000.00

With your generous donation as a Ingrid Bergman Benefactor, you’ll receive the following luxuries at the 2019 Patron Gala:

  • Listed on all printed materials
  • Table for 10 guests in most preferred section
  • Inside front cover of Tribute Book
  • Exclusive Donor Luncheon at Robinson Gardens
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Paul Henreid – Sponsor
Paul Henreid – Sponsor

$5,000.00

With your generous donation as a Paul Henreid, you’ll receive the following luxuries at the 2019 Patron Gala:

  • Listed on all printed materials
  • Table for 10 guests in a preferred section
  • Full page in the Tribute Book (equal to $3,000 Tribute Page)
$5,000.00 Read more