Syd Leibovitch & Leslie Kavanaugh to Be Honored at This Year’s 2018 Patron Gala

The Friends of Robinson Gardens is very proud to be honoring two award recipients at this year’s Mrs. Robinsons Supper ClubPatron Gala being held on September 15, 2018. Syd Leibovitch will receive the Spirit of Beverly Hills Award for his impressive contributions as an exceptional leader in the business community while Leslie Kavanaugh will receive the Camellia Award for her outstanding philanthropic and charitable contributions to the community and her heartfelt devotion to the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Rodeo Realty, Inc was founded in 1986, by real estate powerhouse Syd Leibovitch who envisioned a dynamic boutique brokerage with the area’s … Read More


Each month we will spotlight a volunteer, staff member, donor or sponsor of Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG)—those that have made an impact on the organization. We want to let you, the reader, know a little bit about these wonderful people and corporations that give so much to the Virginia Robinson Gardens and community, and what they do that is so impactful.

This month, we spotlight April Walton, our Collections Curator at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

How did you first learn about VRG and what inspired you to become involved?

Two years prior to my employment here at VRG, I actually … Read More

The Remarkable Bougainvillea at Robinson Gardens

The gorgeous bougainvillea at the Virginia Robinson Gardens is always a spectacular sight, eliciting much admiration from visitors to the Gardens. Exploding with red and pink color, the dripping vines flow like botanical waterfalls.

According to Superintendent Timothy Lindsay, “The soft orchid pink, ‘ever-blooming’ bougainvillea growing on the chain link fence on the north end of the tennis court was a rooted cutting that Mrs. Robinson brought back from the Cape (in South Africa) where she was playing tennis with a friend. The pink bougainvillea bract (not a flower) was her favorite color, and she instantly fell in love with … Read More