Tim Lindsay Gardening Class Color in Your Garden

Tim Lindsay’s Gardening Class: Color in Your Garden

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Superintendent Tim Lindsay conducted a class on Color in Your Garden, where he discussed the physiological and emotional impact of color in the garden.

Tim began his class by recommending Victoria Finley’s book called Color. He finds value in this book because it gives a historic context of color, such as where colors developed. For example, plants, flowers or insects can be used to create colors for paint. The book then goes through the history of artists and their use of color through the ages.

Tim then … Read More

Andrey Yun: Student Horticultural Internship Recipient

Andrey Yun: Student Horticultural Internship Recipient

Born in Uzbekistan in Central Asia, Andrey Yun traveled and worked around the world before settling down in the US. He realized early on that his passion revolved around horticulture. By way of example, one of his jobs overseas was working at an archaeological site in Jordan.

Andrey attended Andrews University in Michigan and graduated with a degree in horticulture and landscape design. He interned for a landscape construction company in the Midwest before moving to Los Angeles where he found a job working for a fashion clothing company as a designer’s assistant.

Yearning … Read More

Judy Polinsky Delicious Rose Flavored Desserts

Judy Polinsky’s Lecture: Delicious Rose Flavored Desserts

Everyone had so much fun at Judy Polinsky’s presentation on her beautiful book Delicious Rose-Flavored Desserts at Virginia Robinson Gardens. It was the perfect lecture so close to Valentine’s Day. Many guests wore red, and were perfectly charmed by our fascinating speaker. A culinary historian associated with the Huntington Library in San Marino, Judy focused on the use of rose water in Georgian baking in 18th century England.

In her book, the left hand page shows the original recipe, while the right hand page details the modern version. Because there was no leavening … Read More

The 2017 Garden Party of the Year


And after all the weather was ideal. They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden-party if they had ordered it. Windless, warm, the sky without a cloud. ~ Katherine Mansfield

March heralds the beginning of spring and is always an exciting month for garden lovers. It is also the month when we start seeing banners all around town for the annual Robinson Gardens Tour. This year’s tour is happening on May 20 and the theme is “Legendary Beverly Hills.” As always this event is one of the most eagerly anticipated by gardeners and garden lovers … Read More

Pop for the People: Fellows Tour of the Lichtenstein Exhibit at the Skirball Center

Pop for the People: Fellows Tour of the Roy Lichtenstein Exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center

Fellows of Virginia Robinson Gardens got to see first-hand what the Skirball Cultural Center has to offer during their tour on Tuesday, February 28th. The program began with Jocelyn Tetel, VP of Advancement, greeting the group of 20 before we toured the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.”

21 years since its founding, Skirball Cultural Center continues to carry out effectively its philosophy to “welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery … Read More