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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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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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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…

Garden Gate

Filoli Hires Chief Development Officer and Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

Nonprofit organization increases strategic focus on fundraising and philanthropy WOODSIDE, Calif., January 22, 2021 — Filoli Historic House and Garden, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and…

Japanese maple and juniper bonsai at Filoli (photo by Jeff Bartee)

In Menlo: Filoli exhibiting its bonsai collection for the first time

Excerpt: For the first time, Filoli will exhibit its extensive collection of more than 50 bonsai, including 100-year-old junipers and more unusual pomegranate and live oak bonsai. The exhibit opens…

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Filoli Historic House and Garden Opens Winter 2021 Season with First-Ever Bonsai Show and Second Annual Haiku Contest

Season Offers In-Person and Virtual Moments of Beauty: Daytime Strolls in Nature, Haiku Contest, Bonsai Show, and Celebrations of Diversity WOODSIDE, Calif., January 13, 2021 — Filoli Historic House and…

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Palo Alto Online: Filoli estate’s holiday decor lands a top spot in national poll

Excerpt: At first glance, it’s easy to assume that Elvis Presley’s mansion and Woodside’s Filoli estate wouldn’t have much in common, but according to a USA Today readers’ poll, both…

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SF Chronicle: Bay Area holiday lights guide 2020

Excerpt: The Filoli Historic House & Garden plans to be open this holiday season for special evening hours to allow visitors to enjoy its holiday light displays throughout its outdoor…