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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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Entering a gated 6-acre mansion with variety of gardens. Realized how a rich daddy could do for his daughter. The mansion was built from a desert with only one single tree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan R
Manhattan Beach, California, United States

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering a gated 6-acre mansion with variety of gardens. Realized how a rich daddy could do for his daughter. The mansion was built from a desert with only one single tree. Virginia lived a colorful 100 years being fortunate as a rich man's daughters!

Thank Susan R
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Living in LA for almost 10 years and I had never heard of Virginia Robinson or her garden! The tour was about 10 people in total and the docent was very informed on Virginia's life and knew a lot of extra info from the 1900's in LA. There is a brief tour of the inside of the house, but the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank SF_AlexK
Fullerton, California
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159 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank MaryLouise H
St. Louis, MO
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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank schnedavid
Los Angeles, Ca
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank 3rdgenerationla
Central Coast California
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108 reviews
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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 

5 Thank labonvoyer
los angeles
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195 reviews
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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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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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