2016 Garden Tour: De Colores The Art of Botanical Seduction

Virginia Robinson Gardens Estate

Below are images from this year’s garden tour held at the beautiful Virginia Robinson’s estate. To read more about this spectacular More than a Garden Tour event, click here or just enjoy the beautiful photos shown on this page!

Front Lawn and Entrance
Pathway: Eric Solberg Gardens; Entrance: Yamaguchi Nursery

Designer: Castle Antiques & Design; Florist: Muguet Florist

Living Room
Florist: Le Jardin Privé; Piano: Dale Witt

Morning Room
Designer: Lladró; Florist: Natural Objects

Designer: Suzanne Rheinstein, Hollyhock

Master Bedroom & Bath
Designers: … Read More

De Colores: More than a Garden Tour

Virginia Robinson Gardens’ Fundraiser
De Colores: More than a Garden Tour

Thanks to our very dynamic, enthusiastic and talented co-chairs Nicole Antoine, Kathy Choi, Diane Jenkins, and Dana Reston Lyons, and our dedicated Garden Tour Committee, the Virginia Robinson Garden Tour this year was an outstanding and fabulous event. It was a day of incomparable beauty, elegance and fun, with the “De Colores – The Art of Botanical Seduction” Latin theme reflected in the beautiful floral displays at the Robinson Gardens Estate and the delicious luncheon served. To see all the photos from the event, click here.

De Colores Garden… Read More

Not Your Average Garden Tour

Not Your Average Garden Tour!

The annual “…into the garden” Benefit Tour at the Virginia Robinson Gardens is NOT your average garden tour! This elaborate fundraiser not only includes tours to exquisite private gardens, but also has an unparalleled luncheon by The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, a fashion show by IRO, a fabulous boutique, and book signings by VRGs Garden Tour Grand Marshal Suzanne Rheinstein with her new book, Rooms for Living, and Vanguard Award recipient Louise Roe with her new book, Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life. Most importantly, guests will … Read More

De Colores Fiesta Boutique

Join Us at the De Colores Fiesta Boutique – Virginia Robinson Gardens

Come and enjoy our fabulous boutique at the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate during the Garden Tour! There is something for everyone. Designer handbags, clothing ranging from vintage to one of a kind, unique jewelry, lovely gifts and elegant antiques, romantic hats, pet accessories, and delightful paintings are but a few of the items offered. Twenty percent of what you buy benefits a great cause – the Virginia Robinson Gardens and the Children’s Program where children are inspired by the beauty of the estate as they learn about botany … Read More

Designing with Passion

Designing with Passion

The historical Virginia Robinson Gardens home will explode with passion as top designers and artists present incredible displays that will visually stimulate the senses. The designer’s pieces will beautifully and fluidly complement the seductive botanical presence added by the florists, bringing together a magical experience for all to enjoy.

Each of these talented designers and artists has provided information about their work that defines what makes them stand out, thus giving you something to look forward to experiencing. Make sure to purchase your tickets at bit.ly/VRG-2016-tickets for this premier Beverly Hills event!

Castle Antiques & Design has … Read More

A Passion for Frida Kahlo

A Passion for Frida Kahlo

By now you must have noticed the beautiful collage design of Frida Kahlo on the cover of the invitation to the Robinson Gardens Tour. This year’s theme is “De Colores, The Art of Botanical Seduction” and an image of Frida Kahlo surrounded by flowers couldn’t be more fitting. A modernist artist from Mexico, Frida Kahlo’s connection to nature is well known. Christine McConnell is the artist who created the artwork. She lives in Australia and has a particular interest in Frida Kahlo. She has travelled extensively and her work in all mediums has been influenced … Read More

The Art of Botanical Seduction

The Art of Botanical Seduction

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is honored to have some of the finest florists, nurseries, and garden clubs displaying their exquisite floral and plant creations at this year’s garden tour. To get you excited about what to expect, we have asked each to share what makes them unique.

The Bel Air Garden Club is filled with wonderful women who love their gardens.  We share tips on techniques for better roses, when to plant our bulbs and how to feed organically.  Trips are planned to visit some of the most beautiful gardens all over the world, with … Read More

Garden Tour Fashion Partner IRO

Garden Tour Fashion Partner: IRO
at Virginia Robinson Gardens

IRO was started by two Parisian brothers, Laurent and Arik Bitton in 2005. Originally a musician, Laurent was the lead guitarist and singer in a rock band in New York City. However, he eventually decided to join his brother Arik, also a musician, to start a fashion business. In France, the parents of the brothers ran a womenswear line for twenty years. This family experience in fashion helped the brothers when they decided to design their own line. Starting with a small collection of cool, casual and stylish tees, jeans and … Read More

Travel in Style: VIP and Concierge Garden Tour Benefits

Travel in Style and Comfort with VIP and Concierge Level Tickets at the Garden Tour!

Take advantage of VIP and Concierge level tickets for a most luxurious day on Saturday, May 14, 2016 when visiting the private gardens on the Virginia Robinson Gardens Tour! With the VIP van, you will enjoy the ease and convenience of door-to-door transportation. No need to drive, navigate, and look for parking! With the Concierge luxury van, you gain the additional benefit of a knowledgeable docent-led tour that will inspire and entertain you. PLUS, VIP and Concierge tickets visit a BONUS garden that … Read More

Rooms, Blooms and Rites of Spring

The Annual Garden Tour Countdown Begins! Rooms, Blooms, and Rites of Spring

Of all the traditions sacred to gardeners and garden lovers here in Los Angeles, the Virginia Robinson Gardens Tour has to be the most eagerly anticipated. It’s the occasion when we get dressed up, don our garden hats, and tour some of the most enchanting private gardens in Los Angeles. Afterwards we go to the beautiful Robinson estate in Beverly Hills for the garden party of the year. This is the only time of the year that the entire house is open to the public, and it truly … Read More