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“A special and rare treat. Go if you have a chance.”

Virginia Robinson Gardens
Reviewed 24 July 2014

A well-preserved historical treasure. We had a great docent. Gardens are amazing. I went for a private party so not sure how to access normally. I live nearby and never even knew this place existed. Really worth going if you are interested in BH/ LA history. A bit difficult to exit. Neighborhood is strict about parking so they have to park your car inside.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is the mansion and gardens located in Beverly Hills just a bit North of Sunset Blvd. It was once owned by J.W. Robinson, the department store tycoon. The house design is right out of the early 1930's. The gardens are expansive and elaborate. The escorted tour is about 1-1/2 hours and is well worth the time.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Ugly well preserved mansion with beautiful gardens and pool in the heart of Beverly Hills. Gives you an idea of what a successful merchant built in the BH golden years before figuring out by traveling Europe on really what to do when he built later on the stunning Pool House.

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

What a lovely sight to see when in the Los Angeles area. Located in a beautiful Beverly Hills neighborhood, the grounds are exquisite and the home tour very enjoyable. I got a lot of landscaping ideas from the tour. Be sure to call a couple of weeks ahead of time for a reservation though, you can't just show up.

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

I have been to this estate and gardens twice before when multiple areas were abloom but wanted to go earlier in the year this time to see more Spring blooms, and wasn't dissappointed. The estate is only available weekdays by rsvp on docent-led tour and you are only allowed to take pictures outside the buildings, but the estate has one-of-a-kind antiques and pretty furniture, sconces and rugs all collected from this wealthy couple's travels in the early 1920's as owners of the Robinson store chain. The pool pavilian has a lovely paneled and beamed ceiling "billiard parlor/smoking room" with intricately carved grandfather clocks and antique chairs. You can go out onto the balcony behind it to see the frescos painted on arched plaster above the doors, and to view neighboring mansions. After viewing the house you proceed past camelias and other flowering bushes into the tiered gardens (with azaleas, hydrangeas, other bulbs and flowers) which include the "musical" steps where water flows from a small fountain through a spanish tile trough down brick steps to the citrus terrace where lemon, lime, and orange trees were budded and antique pottery funerary urns in the shape of lions look out over the lower tiers of trees and flowering shrubs on the hill and an enormous Corral tree sits on the Western edge of the property. You advance past the "kitchen" and servant's quarters to the motorcourt and then decend into an incredible Austrailan palm forest with a huge banyon tree and a "carpet" of bright orange & "yellow" clevea blooms. After looping through another fountain & water lilly courtyard, you cross past the parrot cage and into the tennis court with a giant red bougenvilla, which is flanked by a pillared rose garden. It's about 90 minutes and is serene and refreshing, a gardener's inspiration!

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