A Stellar Class on Growing Roses

On January 21, 2023, Superintendent Emeritus Tim Lindsay brought together an enthusiastic group of rose lovers to learn more about how to plant, prune, and care for roses. We met in the Display Rose Garden next to the Pool Pavilion at the Virginia Robinson Gardens on a perfect sunny Saturday morning between the rains to gain more subtle insights on how to approach rose gardening

Lecture on “Making the Exhibition, Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse” Wows Audience

After a brief hiatus, the Education lectures resumed on February 16, 2023 at the Virginia Robinson Gardens with a terrific lecture on the making of the Lee Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2022. Thanks to Education Chair Adrienne Horwitch, it was a glamorous and exquisite event from the beautiful tables to the lavish lunch and the exciting lecture in the historic Pool Pavilion. Several attendees came dressed in McQueen’s fashions, adding to the festiveness of the occasion

Spotlight on Candy Beaver

Each month we spotlight a volunteer, staff member, docent, donor, or sponsor of the 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 Candy Beaver, a wonderful and dedicated Friend. According to our new President, Lynn Whitaker, Candy has made such an impact with her volunteering services that she has been voted in as a member of the Board. She participates in the Children’s Outreach Program

Message from President Lynn Whitaker

Dear Friends, I must admit I am humbled by the thought that I am to lead the Friends of Robinson Gardens following in the footsteps of Betty Goldstein. I believe Betty was in the President’s role longer than any other President and led us through so many uncertain months dealing with various COVID restrictions.  We have emerged on stronger ground and with many accomplishments gifted to us from the pandemic. Having served on her Executive Board, the uncertainness we faced each month – Book Club on, oh no, Book Club postponed, Education events started and stopped several times, and our largest fundraising event of the year, Garden Tour, canceled in 2020, withstood many changes as we weaved through one more COVID requirement. Yet, Betty’s steadfast leadership philosophy of “When one door closes, another opens” served us well