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Virginia Robinson Gardens

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Address: 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: 310-276-5367
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour

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Beverly Hills Royalty tour

A great opportunity to see how the 1% of the 1% lived! And boy, did they live! The gardens are amazing, huge and beautifully maintained by the city of Los Angeles. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A great opportunity to see how the 1% of the 1% lived! And boy, did they live! The gardens are amazing, huge and beautifully maintained by the city of Los Angeles. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the staff was incredibly accommodating when we had to change our tour date.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the site of the first estate in Beverly Hills. Originally built for the son of J.W. Robinson of department store fame, it is situated on a hill above the Beverly Hills Hotel. The tour is docent led by appointment. It begins in the Pool Pavilion, continues to the home for a very limited look. Then you will begin... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We totally enjoyed our visit to this pristine property. The house is not awesome but the surroundings and garden are meticulous and impressive. Well worth the time.

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Los Angeles, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited this garden on a weekday and there was a small tour group. Our Docent was very well versed regarding the history of the residence and grounds. I was expecting a exceptional garden and spectacular residence. The residence is well preserved, but considering this was the home of the Robinson Family (owners of a well respected Los Angeles area Department... More 

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Central Coast California
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Address: 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: 310-276-5367
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Beverly Hills>  > Beverly Hills
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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