Virginia Robinson Gardens is a listed estate on the National Register of Historic Places that offers estate tours by appointment and whose gardens are open to the public. Virginia Robinson of the Robinsons-May Department stores, whose family built this home in 1911, was known as the "First Lady of Beverly Hills." She was legendary for her card games and popular parties, which were frequented by celebrities like Fred Astaire and Maurice Chevalier. She also loved the tropics and transformed her six acres into a miniature tropical paradise complete with exotic plants, rare specimens, pools and fountains. If you like history and botanicals, you will love this jewel in the hills of the city.