Fellows Enjoy Enchanted Evening at the Pavilion San Rafael

Fellows Enjoy Enchanted Evening at the Pavilion San Rafael

The Fellows of Virginia Robinson Gardens were treated to an unbelievably beautiful evening at Pavilion San Rafael, the home of Regina and Bruce Drucker in Pasadena. The invitation referenced an ancient Roman festival called Floralia that was held in honor of the goddess Flora. Accordingly, many of the ladies wore floral “tiaras” and flowers in their hair. Even the antique sculptures in the garden were adorned with cascading vines and wreaths.

The gardens, so lush and welcoming, meandered around the house, with many niches to sit and contemplate the beauty … Read More

Star Studded Sponsors Support for Virginia Robinson Gardens 2017

Star Studded Sponsors Support 2017 Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour 

Virginia Robinson Gardens is proud to announce that several top Beverly Hills iconic organizations are sponsoring this year’s Friends of Robinson Gardens 2017 Garden Tour and Showcase Estate event, aptly themed Legendary Beverly Hills – Garden City of the World. Each organization’s support—some of these companies have supported the Virginia Robinson Gardens for many years—helps to ensure a successful event that is focussed on sharing with the community its special local treasure, the magnificent home and gardens of Virginia Robinson. Not only does this lovely estate have an intriguing … Read More

Boutique at Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour

Don’t miss out on our exclusive Red Carpet Show Stopping Boutique at the Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour!

This year’s Garden Tour Boutique promises to be a shopping paradise. In our branded boutique located in the Pool Pavilion, Theory, this year’s fashion partner will have their Spring/Summer 2017 collection on display. Come take a spritz from the latest fragrances by Jo Malone or get a quick touch up from one of the Bobbi Brown make-up artists. And best of all experience the exquisite jewels from the Nini Jewels collection. Nini has donated one of her most exquisite jewelry pieces for … Read More

Designers of Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour

Meet our Star Designers for the 2017 Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour!

The Friends of Robinson Gardens is so grateful to our extremely talented designers who will transform the rooms of Virginia Robinson’s home into settings of inspiring and breathtaking beauty for our annual Garden Tour on May 20, 2017. Don’t miss this glorious and enchanting visual feast!

Interior designer Carrie Livingston of CL Design has an exquisitely sophisticated signature style: a mix of both modern and classic, her love for vintage finds, and her passionate affinity for art. She sources unique pieces from around the world to create stunning … Read More

Florists in the Limelight at the 2017 Garden Tour

Florists in the Limelight at the Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour

This year’s garden tour is sure to exhilarate the senses as top LA florists use their abounding talent to inspire guests with floral interpretations to the theme of Legendary Beverly Hills at the famed Virginia Robinson Gardens Showcase Estate on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

We want to share with you why we are “star-struck” by each of these oh-so-fabulous creative artists—all of whom will most definitely design show-stopper creations that you won’t want to miss! Each florist is listed alphabetically along with the room/area they are decorating so that … Read More

4th Annual Science Fair

The Friends of Robinson Gardens 4th Annual Science Fair

This year, our annual Science Fair, held Friday, March 17th, 2017, happened to fall on St. Patrick’s Day. Over eighty children and thirty five counselors from four different group homes attended Virginia and Harry Robinson’s estate for a day of fun, adventure, and education. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, small garden gnomes were hidden throughout the landscape for the children to find. It was a perfect way to infuse a bit of fun into our theme titled “Go Green!”

As the children arrived in the morning, they were divided … Read More

A Glimpse of Fred Astaire

A Glimpse into the Life of Fred Astaire by Victoria Kastner

A delightful luncheon and lecture took place at the Virginia Robinson Gardens on Friday, March 10th. It was a perfect day at the Gardens.  And the Friends of Robinson Gardens took advantage of the weather by hosting luncheon outside in the Display Rose Garden on thematically decorated tables celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the subject of the lecture, Fred Astaire.

Victoria Kastner, the official historian at Hearst Castle, presented a fascinating lecture on “Fred Astaire in Beverly Hills” on March 10. She focused on The Gay Divorcée, Astaire’s … Read More