Virginia Robinson Gardens
The Virginia Robinson Gardens, with its eloquent blend of architecture and landscape, is a beautiful representation of an early twentieth century estate. Harry and Virginia Robinson, famous for their popular department store called Robinson’s, built the main house in 1911, in a handsome Mediterranean Classic Revival style. The main residence is furnished with beautiful artifacts collected from around the world.
The Renaissance Revival Pool Pavilion was built in 1924 and is modeled after the famous Villa Pisani in Italy. The Pavilion overlooks a sparkling pool constructed with mosaic tile wainscoting. Decorative panels of sgraffitio ornamentation adorn the Roman arches that one passes though when entering the solarium.
The surrounding gardens range from Italianate to luxurious tropical forests with towering king palms, bananas and fragrant gingers. A wonderful vegetable and herb garden, along with several rose gardens are favorite stops for visitors.
The residence and garden may be reserved for small intimate guided tours or the Pool Pavilion and gardens can be rented for a special event and luncheon.
View the beautiful gardens and the many historical artifacts in the house while on a 90-minute docent led tour. See over 500 blooming roses with their intoxicating fragrance or savor the many culinary herbs in the Kitchen Garden. Listen to the breezes blow through the leaves of over 1000 palm trees. Take a trip back to the” Golden Days of Hollywood.” Become acquainted with The Robinson Family and their many contributions to the development of Southern California.