Message from President Patti Reinstein

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom.”
- Marcel Proust

Dearest Friends,
A most heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been the “charming gardeners” in my life for the past two years.  It is nearly impossible to believe that my term as President of the Friends of Robinson Gardens is coming to a close.  I am filled with gratitude for all the wonderful members of our Robinson Gardens family for so many things…your warm welcome, your ideas, your support, your energy, your diligence, and your enthusiasm and ever cheerful smiles.

Don’t Miss Tim Lindsay’s Podcast on the Special History of VRG!

Back in February 2020, Superintendent Timothy Lindsay was interviewed for the podcast Tim said, “Jason, who lives in New York City, first contacted me in January 2020 and said he had been to Garden Tour some years ago. He couldn’t forget it, and loved it so much he felt compelled to help promote us to a wider audience.”

Tim added that Laura Craven who interviewed him in the Main House Library at VRG, “is very interested in promoting our future fundraising events when they are reactivated as well as our monthly educational programs. She graciously promoted the purchase … Read More

A Big Thank You to Our Stellar Membership Committee

When a job is done with so much enthusiasm, diligence and dedication, there should be recognition.  This last year, I had the privilege and opportunity to work with the most wonderful group of women on the expanded Membership Committee. The committee consisted of Clare Wagner, Elaine Stein, Joan Selwyn, Kerstin Royce, Jeanne Anderson, Rachel Ault and Lara Roman.

Our goal was to integrate our new members into the Friends family, so they would love our Gardens as much as we do.  From the summer to the present, this committee worked to develop a detailed New Member’s Handbook, which was given … Read More

Explore the Magic of the Virginia Robinson Gardens through Art

The Miracle of a Garden Why is everyone ever so happy When wandering within a garden’s spaces? Could the answer be amidst the scented Pansies which capture all the beauty of children's faces? So next when one’s amidst a Rose’s bowers Put aside your woes and sorrows. Lend your Inner brilliance on those pathways Sprinkling miracles about for those who’ll surely follow. Poem by Regina Drucker, Friends of Robinson Gardens Board Member and VRG Historian.

Spotlight on Angela Movassaghi

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 Angela Movassaghi, a Friend of Robinson Gardens Board Member. A very dedicated member, Angela is always there to help in any way, especially during Garden Tour and the Gala, her two favorite events.

We asked her … Read More