Visit rarely seen private gardens and enjoy a designer fashion show and lunch at the 28th annual Robinson Gardens Garden Tour Sat., May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Interior designer, author and owner of Hollyhock, Suzanne Rheinstein, Windsor Square, is Grand Marshall.
A Spanish theme will resonate at this year’s event, named for a song: “De Colores: The Art of Botanical Seduction.”
Inspired by the gardens at the legendary Alhambra in Spain, fresh blooms will be a riot of color. Inside, the Beverly Hills home’s historical rooms will be embellished by interior designers and florists. A gift boutique will be open on the tennis court.
TV host and author Louise Roe will receive the Vanguard Award. IRO, a Paris-based fashion brand, will lead the fashion show. Book signings with Suzanne Rheinstein and Louise Roe are at 1:30 p.m.
Friends of Robinson Gardens raises funds for the Virginia Robinson Gardens historical estate built in 1911.
The owners of the J.W. Robinson’s department stores built the home as the first luxury estate in Beverly Hills. Virginia Robinson left the estate to the county when she died in 1977.
The six-acre property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Admission is $225 and includes the catered buffet lunch. Robinsongardens.org.