Robinson Gardens Coral Tree

Virginia Robinson Gardens’ South African Coral Tree Now Registered as a “California Big Tree”

If you are familiar with the beautiful coral trees that line San Vicente Boulevard from Brentwood (Los Angeles) to the beach cliffs of Santa Monica, you should know that Virginia and Harry Robinson had something to do with it. The Robinsons donated seedlings from their beautiful South African coral tree, which they had originally brought back while abroad on one of their many overseas adventures in the early 1900s.

Over time, this majestic South African coral tree has reached a very mature age and size. “The … Read More

Pasadena Museum of History Quilt Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of History Quilt Exhibition

On April 7, 2016, the Friends of Robinson Gardens took a trip to the Pasadena Museum of History’s exhibition, “Crossing the Atlantic Quilt by Quilt,” which was curated by Maggi Gordon.

The Friends of Robinson Gardens were thrilled to go on this adventure as Maggi is a Friend, one of our very own. A scholar, quilt maker, and collector, Maggi served as our supremely interesting and informative tour guide. Because she curated this exhibit by drawing from her own significant collection of both English and American quilts, she provided us with great … Read More

Interior Designer Suzanne Rheinstein

Lecture at Virginia Robinson Gardens by Interior Designer Suzanne Rheinstein

The Friends of Robinson Gardens were honored to have internationally renowned interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein give a delightful lecture on beautiful homes she has decorated. A longtime supporter of Virginia Robinson Gardens, Suzanne will be our Grand Marshal at the upcoming Garden Tour on Saturday, May 14th. She has written a new book entitled Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past.

Although the homes she has designed reflect different styles, Suzanne said, “They all have a respect for the outdoors, and a love of … Read More