Affair: Robinson Gardens 28th Annual Garden Tour- De Colores, The Art of Botanical Seduction
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 10AM-4PM
Hot Spot: Robinson Gardens, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: For the past twenty-eight years, the Friends of Robinson Gardens has organized the annual “…into the garden” Benefit Tour, to raise funds for the Virginia Robinson Gardens historical estate. This event is truly unique in that ticket holders have the opportunity to visit selected private home gardens rarely seen by the public. The affair peaks mid-day with a catered luncheon at the Virginia Robinson Gardens, where the Friends honor a member of the community as the Grand Marshal. In addition to this prestigious honor, the Friends of Robinson Gardens will be presenting its Vanguard Award to someone who is considered a tastemaker and innovator in the community. Throughout the estate, ticket holders can view the mansion’s historical rooms uniquely embellished by premier interior designers and florists. The luncheon program includes a fashion show of the latest looks by IRO, as well as an opportunity to purchase unique gifts at our boutique located on the tennis courts.
This year the Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Keying off the popular Spanish song, this year’s theme “De Colores; The Art of Botanical Seduction” will excite, stimulate, and entertain with references to Spanish gardens, from the beautiful Alhambra all through Latin America. Florists and designers will transform the Robinson Gardens estate into a riot of colors. Private gardens will inspire our patrons, and a colorful boutique and bountiful buffet will ensure the loveliest day of the year at the most incredible public garden in Los Angeles County. The Friends of Robinson Gardens are thrilled to be organizing an event full of history and fresh blooms.
GARDEN TOUR PROGRAM
10AM: Garden Tours begin
11:30AM: Luncheon at Robinson Gardens
12:45PM: Grand Marshal Ceremony
1PM: Vanguard Award
1:15PM: Fashion Show by IRO
1:30PM: Book Signings
3:30PM: Opportunity Drawing
Who You May Spot: Suzanne Rheinstein , author Louise Roe, fashion partner IRO
Many of our enthusiastic attendees in the past have dressed to the theme, and with this year’s Latin “De Colores” flair, we would be thrilled to welcome attendees who are taking our “Frida Kahlo” inspired look to the next level! Of course it is not at all required to dress up to attend, but we do encourage attendees to dress comfortably with walking shoes when visiting the various gardens. Many gardens have stone paths or grass. The month of May in Southern California is typically quite warm, so be prepared with layers if the morning is cool, and we definitely recommend that attendees wear sunscreen and a hat!