Monday, May 28, 2012

An Abundance of Flowers

Peonies in the Loggia at Robinson Gardens

If you love flowers, then you would love visiting the Virginia Robinson Gardens estate on the day of the "into the Garden" Tour that happens once a year in May.   Each year the florists who participate in this event seem to outdo themselves. They create arrangements that lend an air of beauty, magic and enchantment to each room of the house. The environments they create are a feast for all the senses.  If you have a chance to go next year, you will be enchanted and inspired by what you see.  Be sure to take your time to walk through each room of the house so you can absorb all the beauty that these florists create.   You will be inspired to go home and add flowers to your house. Here's a little tour of what these talented florists did this year.

The Library by Stephanie Grace

The Guest Bedroom by Botany

Entrance Foyer by Lily Lodge

Dining Room by Marc Byrd Flower Design

Loggia by Eric Solberg Gardens

Mrs. Robinson's Bedroom by Tre' Designs

Kitchen by Teryl Designs Landscaping

Ivo's Office by Bel Air Garden Club

Butler's Pantry by Beverly Hills Garden Club

Kitchen Patio by Cottage Garden Design and The Flower Box

Concierge Special Events by Lulu Powers Food to Flowers

Library Patio by Stephanie Grace

Kitchen Gardens by Dale Witt and Lucia Burke Garden Design

Peonies on the Front Porch by Magical Blooms Flowers and Boutique

This year the florists did a spectacular job creating their floral masterpieces.  I think that everyone who visited Robinson Gardens was transported to a place of beauty and fantasy.  Flowers communicate so much with their color, fragrance and texture.  They light up a room and create a mood of celebration and happiness.  I hope this has inspired you to go out and buy some flowers for yourself.  It will bring you a little burst of happiness and brighten up your day. And it is a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of summer!


  1. How exquisite!
    I can only imagine the fragrance wafting from room to room...

  2. They are a must for The House of Edward. And this time of year, it's so nice to grow my own! Hydrangeas, gardenias, magnolias... everywhere!

  3. Breathtaking! Off I go, clippers in hand, to see what I can now bring in.

  4. Peonies and favorites, but then I see the gerber daisies. It is all so beautiful. I am living vicariously. Thanks for sharing. Bonnie

  5. These rooms are absolutely stunning! I love the variety of colors and shapes that were created, but I think my favorite flowers are the peonies in the last photo. So dramatically simple!

  6. What a wonderful idea & how glorious to be able to visit it. I have the first Of the summer by my bed at the moment.

  7. These photos take my breath away. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be to tour this home decorated with all these flowers. Thanks for the tour, a lovely way to enjoy such beautiful arrangements.

    The French Hutch

  8. So beautiful. Can't wait until our backyard isn't a pile of dirt!

  9. Wow! I have never seen so many beautiful flowers in one place! Thank you for sharing such beautiful images and a beautiful day.