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  • Will Rodgers Memorial Park

    9650 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA (map)

    34.080082 -118.413986

  • I WILL MEET YOU IN THE PARKING LOT BY THE ENTERANCE GATES
  • ' IF WE WOULD JUST SLOW DOWN AND GET OUT OF OUR CARS AND DO SOME POKING AROUND, YOU NEVER  KNOW WHAT WE WILL FIND"

     - HUELL HOWSER

     I never knew this place existed until my dad told me about it. An obscure place off the beaten  path and full of Beverly Hills history ! The Virginia Robinson Gardens is a unique historic estate, a cultural jewel that transports the visitor back to the birthplace of Beverly Hills.

    Built back in 1911, it was once the residence of retails giants Virginia & Harry Robinson( OF THE ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORES)and now occupies an illustrious place in history as the first luxury estate built in Beverly Hills. This place is listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places and definitely a big part of "California's  Gold".

    THE  COST OF THIS TOUR IS $ 11.00 CASH. YOU WILL PAY AT THE START OF THE TOUR.

     THE GATES TO THE ESTATE WILL BE OPEN AT 10:45 AM. COME THROUGH THE GATES AND DRIVE UP THE DRIVE WAY ALL THE WAY UNTIL IT ENDS IN THE PARKING LOT. GATES WILL CLOSE AT 11:00 AM. SO PLEASE BE ON TIME OR YOU WON'T GET IN !

     PLEASE PAY ATTENSION  TO E-MAIL UPDATES I WILL SEND THE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT

    WARNING ! THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR CONSIDERATE AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS !

    IF  YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL FLAKER, THIS EVENT IS  NOT FOR YOU !

    I MONITOR ALL MY EVENTS AND NO SHOWS WILL BE MARKED AND YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM ANY OF MY FUTURE EVENTS !!

    PLEASE ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF TIME TO GET HERE AND FOR POSSIBLE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS. I'M LIMITING THIS TO 16 PEOPLE SO EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE  TO HEAR AND SEE THE DOCENT. PLEASE GIVE 24 HOUR NOTICE IF YOU HAVE TO DROP OUT. THOSE ON THE WAIT LIST, START LOOKING AT THE PARTICIPANT LIST 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. PEOPLE WILL START DROPPING OUT  3 DAYS BFORE.  LOOK THEN  TO SEE IF YOU GOT ON.

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  • Linda W.

    I teach all day on Saturdays. Any chance there's events on Sundays? Thanks for considering.

    November 18

    • rick

      Hi Linda,

      November 24

    • rick

      Hi Linda, The VR Gardens are not open on Sundays. Sorry !

      November 24

  • Dolores S.

    Good Morning!
    With 10 spots left (as stated on my front page)- Why am still on a waiting list? I thought this new tour would get me in.

    November 19

    • rick

      Dolores,

      November 20

    • rick

      Dolores, I will e-mail you on Wednesday to discuss.

      November 20

  • Jan B.

    Rick - i responded numerous times you asked, said yes to any/all tours and now am still not in any, but back in a waitlist! Why am I npt on a tour? Did you not log in my previous "yes" es??? Frustating!

    November 19

    • rick

      Jan, I'm not feeling well today, but I will e-mail you on Wednesday to discuss this and work out a solution.

      November 20

  • kat

    This park does not have entrance gates or a parking lot. It is a small patk opposite the BH Hotel. Do you mean Will Rogers State Park off Sunset in the Palisades?

    November 20

    • rick

      No , It's Will Rodgers Park across from the BH Hotel on the South side of Sunset Blvd.

      November 20

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