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“Back in Bloom” 2023 Garden Tour at The Virginia Robinson Gardens

May 20, 2023


Don’t Miss the Garden Party of the Year: “Back in Bloom” 2023 Garden Tour and Showcase House Awaits You!


The Friends of Robinson Gardens is very pleased to present its long-anticipated Garden Tour, now open to the public on May 20, 2023, at The Virginia Robinson Gardens, co-chaired by past President Betty Goldstein, Elaine Stein, and Nicole Antoine. The romantic theme, “Back in Bloom,” along with the invitation was conceived by co-chair Elaine. It celebrates a new beginning and the return to VRG’s beloved Garden Tour after a three-year hiatus. Betty explained, “This is our premier fundraiser where funds are raised for the restoration needs of the estate and the Children’s Science program which has served more than 5,000 children throughout the pandemic years, keeping Mrs. Robinson’s legacy for the welfare of children alive. We are excited to be able to have this event again and hope you can join us. Tickets will be available on our website soon. See you there!”

Considered the most glamorous fundraiser of its kind in Southern California, the tour will feature four magnificent private gardens to visit as well as the historic gardens at Robinson Gardens. Maralee Beck said, “We are happily ‘Back in Bloom’: the blessed rains have helped the parched earth, and the four private gardens – and our own VRG – have emerged verdant, fruitful, and also a-bloom in art & architecture.”

Back at the estate, built in 1911, a truly gorgeous sight to behold is the transformation of select rooms of the main house into visions of enchanting beauty by top florists.  A not-to-be-missed highlight of the event, the floral designers’ inspiring creations conjure a “feast for the soul.”

This year, the Friends are proud to honor famed author and former historian of the Hearst Castle Victoria Kastner as the Grand Marshal. She will be signing her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect, already in its third printing. An inspiring and fascinating speaker who is passionate about her subjects, Victoria has generously given many lectures at Robinson Gardens to mesmerized audiences about Hearst Castle, William Randolph Hearst, and Fred Astaire, among other topics.

Culinary delights are another favorite part of this elegant garden party. Under a tent on the Great Lawn, Sean Murphy Catering & Events will be serving a sumptuous luncheon. (Sean’s father, Jimmy Murphy, was the owner of the iconic and elegant restaurant Jimmy’s in Beverly Hills, which closed in 2000.) Adding to the delectable feast, Joss Cuisine, an exceptional Chinese restaurant, will be offering tantalizing bites in the Kitchen. The signature coconut cake will also be served in the luscious display of desserts in the Pool Pavilion, along with a plethora of cookies, the Ivy’s iconic chocolate chip cookies and Red Velvet Cake, and the very popular and exquisite chocolates from and Sons Chocolatiers.

Tickets will be available on our website soon. See you there!”



The Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
(310) 550-2087
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