Message from President Betty Goldstein

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” Dear Friends, I would like to start this message with a huge thank you to our past President Patti Reinstein who led us through two of our most successful years in participation, recruitment and revenue. In 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, we had one wonderful Garden Tour, two Galas, exceptional Educational programs, new Member programs and many more events. Our membership expanded to an all-time high, and under her management and with the support of the board of directors, a terrific job was done, and we owe Patti and the past board a large debt of gratitude. And we will not forget that her leadership also sustained us through these last more difficult months.

Floral Tribute to Cedars from the Virginia Robinson Gardens

How does a public garden make a "house call" in reverse? In these strange days, it seems appropriate that the Virginia Robinson Gardens, the LA County facility located behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, has put together a floral tribute to our medical heroes. It takes the form of a nurse, our front liners -- complete with stethoscope but made completely out of succulents -- whose work has been invaluable to our immediate community. Appropriately, it was installed on June 1,2020, at the Healing Garden of Cedars-Sinai, where staff, patients in both towers, and visitors can look out to the plaza, … Read More

A Big Thank You to VRG’s Outstanding Education Committee

We are so grateful to our remarkable Education Committee. Co-chairs Adrienne Horwitch, Patty Elias and Cindy Fields organized amazing events at the Virginia Robinson Gardens from 2018-2020. The fascinating lectures, dazzling tables, and delicious luncheons made for a memorable experience.  The events were almost always sold out!  The beautiful garden setting and lectures in the romantic Sumner Hunt-designed Pool Pavilion only enhanced the fabulous experience.

Left to right: Patti Elias, Cindy Fields, Adrienne Horwitch

With the help of our extremely talented resident design assistant, Andrey Yun, the themed floral centerpieces on the luncheon tables were always spectacular. Caterer Joe Monteferante** … Read More

Thoughts from Friends: Regina Drucker

"Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden, I will meet you there."

Words so prescient by the Sufi Poet, Rumi, wrote these words in the 13th century. Rumi writes that Love, Truth and Beauty dwell in a Garden. Precious water nourishes the Flower in its celebration of the most reverent color in Persian lore, Green. This explains the devotional myth for the carved Mughal Emerald gemstone. Gardens bring Calm to those who wander through Paradise's pathways.

Spotlight on Marcella Ruble

Each month we spotlight a volunteer, staff member, docent, donor, or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG) -- those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you know about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and to the community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight Marcella Ruble, a dedicated Friend of Robinson Gardens Board Member and VRG Historian, who has done so much for the Gardens. Along with Superintendent Tim Lindsay and Evelyn Carlson, Marcella wrote the book, Beverly Hills’ First Read More