Fellows Tour of New Orleans

Fellows Tour of New Orleans April 2016

Fabulous Gardens, Architecture and Food!

Fellows member Janice Jerde, on the Tulane University School of Architecture Advisory Board, arranged an incredible tour of New Orleans and upriver plantations for the Fellows. Professor John Stubbs, Christovich Senior Professor of Practice and Director of the Masters of Preservation Studies Program at the Tulane School of Architecture, also helped with the arrangements and accompanied us throughout the tour, providing interesting detail and insight into the architecture and history of New Orleans. Through Janice and John, we were invited to tour and have cocktails at private homes … Read More

Restoration Projects at VRG

Current Restoration Projects at Virginia Robinson Gardens

The Master Bedroom

The Master bedroom of Virginia Robinson has been repainted to its original color, a dusty rose. The newly painted soft green trim around the door jams now beautifully accents the trompe l’oeil painting above each doorway in the bedroom.

Before After

Upon restoration of Virginia’s vanity room, original faux marble trim that matches the dark green marble counter tops was discovered. The faux marble accent also matches the decorative painting above the vanity doorway. The plan now is to restore the faux marble back to its original state.

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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

Children’s Science Fair Earth Day 2016

Children’s Science Fair on Earth Day at Virginia Robinson Gardens

On Earth Day, April 22, 2016, the Friends of Robinson Gardens invited children from group homes, together with their counselors, to a day of fun and education at the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate and the botanical gardens in the heart of Beverly Hills.

With the help of wonderful docents and volunteers, the children were introduced to the history, artifacts and exotic plants that Virginia and Harry Robinson had collected from all regions of the world.

Docent showing the children the sgraffito in the spandrels of the arches on the Pool… Read More