VISIT

TAKE A DOCENT-LED TOUR OF VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS!

Explore the sights and sounds of The Virginia Robinson Gardens guided by one of our master storytellers, a.k.a. docents!

Scheduling your tour: The 90-minute tours are led by docents and require advance reservation. To see the list of available tour dates, please click the “Schedule” button below.

Parking: On the day of your reservation, please arrive 15 minutes early at the gate at 1008 Elden Way. Once you enter the gate, you will drive your car inside the property to the visitor parking lot. Please note: Parking on Elden Way is strictly prohibited.

Safety Notes: The tour involves stairs on several graded paths, so for safety reasons, the paths are not accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, walkers, and canes. Guests unable to navigate the tour paths are welcome to view the gardens from specific overlook points.

Amenities: We do not have a snack bar or cafe on site.

For guests interested in booking a private group tour ( 8-30 guests), please email your request to [email protected]. Group tours must be requested 6-8 weeks prior to the tour date that you are interested in and the request is also based on availability.

To make your reservation please click the link below and schedule your visit.

SCHEDULE

 

ADMISSION Adults $15 • Children (5-12) $6 • Students (w/ I.D.) $11 • Seniors (62+) $11

If you need assistance or have any questions about your reservation, please email us at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you!

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The tour includes a walk through the famous mansion's buildings, and the historical garden paradise.

Guided docent tours are available by reservation only.

Looking for Docent Volunteers!

Love history? The Virginia Robinson Gardens is looking for volunteers to join our Docent team. NO prior experience is necessary, just your passion and commitment to sharing the history of the First Estate of Beverly Hills.

  • Volunteers are required to attend a 2-hour training session
  • Be prepared to guide groups of up to 15 guests throughout the house and garden for a 90-minute tour
  • Docents must commit to giving one tour a month
  • Scripts will be provided to help inform our volunteers
  • If you are interested, please contact April Walton at [email protected] or (310) 550-2040.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Robinson estate is located just north of the Beverly Hills Hotel. When you arrive for your scheduled tour, drive through the front gate, continue driving under the porte-cochère until you reach a narrow, winding uphill driveway to a small parking lot.

    1008 Elden Way Beverly Hills,
 California 90210

    (310) 550-2087

    The Virginia Robinson Gardens is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - Sunset. by advanced reservation only.  We are closed to the public on Sundays. Tours, photoshoots, and regular events are required to end no later than 4:00 p.m.

    The Virginia Robinson Gardens is open to the public by advanced reservation only.

    Visits to the Garden are only available by joining a Docent-led tour. Tours are available Monday through Saturday, by advanced reservation only. The easiest way to schedule a tour is by going to the Visit page on our website. For questions, please email [email protected]. Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate walk-ins.

    Adults - $15.00, Seniors (ages 62 & over) - $11.00, Students - $11.00, Children (ages 5-12)  - $6.00

    On the day of your reservation, please arrive 10 minutes early to the gate at 1008 Elden Way. Once you enter the gate, you will drive your car inside the property to the parking lot reserved especially for our visitors. Please note: There is NO PARKING on Elden Way. Thank you!

    The Friends of Robinson Gardens is a volunteer group that supports and underwrites the Virginia Robinson Gardens, helping to preserve the rich cultural history of Los Angeles. Friends also volunteer their time, financial resources, and expertise to provide ongoing community education. The group also resolves to secure the necessary funding for these programs and to initiate new and innovative plans to maintain these gardens and estate for all future generations.

    It is a type of membership at the Robinson Gardens that allows members to a free docent lead tour and discounted rates for programs at the Gardens.

    The Annual Garden Tour is held on the third Saturday in May from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The event showcases several grand private gardens on the Westside in addition to the Robinson home located on a six-acre garden oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Mrs. Robinson’s historic home is open and decorated by remarkable floral and room designers expressing each year’s theme. Guests are invited to enjoy a lovely luncheon, a silent auction, as well as shopping in the unique boutiques made available at the estate that day. Proceeds from the Garden Tour help preserve the Virginia Robinson Gardens as well as allow the Friends of Robinson Gardens to provide ongoing community education and outreach programs.

    To participate as a homeowner in the Annual Garden Tour please email [email protected].

    If you would like to underwrite part of the Annual Garden Tour, please email [email protected].

    Unfortunately, we are prohibited from hosting weddings, religious events, or political events.

    Yes! You may reserve the Gardens for a photoshoot. Please visit the Photoshoots page for more information. Please call (310) 550-2040 to make a reservation.