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Using Television to Expose Racial Injustice

Census records reveal that there were no Black staff at Filoli during its time as a family home. Though the African American population in the Bay Area boomed after the end of World War II, the Peninsula was not a welcoming place for Black families.

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George Weigel: 50 American Public Gardens You Really Ought to See

Excerpt: If you like formal gardens (which I do), you’ll love Filoli. But besides the orderliness, this garden has spectacular views into the Santa Cruz Mountains and enough color and…

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Filoli Launches Speaker Series to Celebrate Women in Museum, Architecture, and Horticulture Fields

During Women’s History Month, Historic Estate Honors Women Trailblazers in Series of Online Conversations with Local Organizational Leaders WOODSIDE, Calif., February 22, 2021 — Filoli Historic House and Garden, a…

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InMenlo: Photographer Frances Freyberg visits Filoli to capture early spring blooms

Photograph by Frances Freyberg, InMenlo Excerpt: We look forward each year to InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg’s photographs of the first spring blooms at Filoli. Here is a selection from her…

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Daffodils at Filoli

No other flower says spring like the daffodil! The pleasure of seeing a whole field of bright yellow trumpets, planted en masse, is a heart-warming and exhilarating experience. What better…

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Cultural Weekly: Haiku at Filoli

Excerpt: Filoli is known for its flowers, and winter has been thought of as a slower and quieter time. Yet the staff recognized what a special time winter is at…

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Hustle and Bustle at Filoli: Winter in the Greenhouse with Kate

By Kate, Horticulture Production Manager For the greenhouse horticulturists, winter is particularly full of activity as we prepare for spring. By January, thousands of bulbs have been planted in the…

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Palo Alto Online: Bonsai Bonanza: Filoli’s biggest-ever show of its smallest-ever trees

Excerpt: For the first time, you can see 400-year-old tiny pines, miniature oak groves and some of the region’s littlest redwoods all in one place. Read the full article from…