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Virginia Robinson Gardens

1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Beverly Hills
Type: Gardens, Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Central Coast California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Yesterday I was traveling with someone who had a 3-4 hour appointment in Beverly Hills. I had already done the Rodeo Drive viewing and walking up through the Roxbury Drive last year. So when I googled something to do in B.H. this came up. I called to see if I could get in the 10:00 tour and left a message.... More

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los angeles
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183 reviews 183 reviews
25 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More

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Palos Verdes, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 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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Beverly Hills, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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Newark, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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Westchester (LA), CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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... More

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

True Beverly hills grace and refinement amidst rolling grounds, with breezes and a pool I wish was mine await guests.

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81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Finally had a chance to visit the Virginia Robinson Gardens after all these years. It is located about a mile behind the Beverly Hills hotel. January is a dormant month for gardens however, the camelias were in full bloom and the property and home are definitely worth exploring. The palm tree canyon is a fantastic tropical jungle. Please note parking... More

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

This is the place to visit on your second trip to Beverly Hills. The Gardens and House give you a glimpse of a golden time in the history of Beverly Hills. Docent tours are available. There is a nice mix of formal (the great lawn) and natural gardens (the king palm grove). There is a discount on the entrance fee... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2003

Robinson Gardens is a wonderful estate just north of the Beverly Hills Hotel. I love gardens and there are two fabulous gardens on either side of the main house. The tropical palm garden featured an abundance of exotic palm trees, orchids and clavias. The italianate terraced garden is just lovely: water cascading down the steps, beautiful fountains and statuary everywhere,... More

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