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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…

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KPIX 5: COVID Christmas: Bay Area Families Safely Visit Santa Amid Pandemic

Excerpt: Filoli changed its Santa set-up from indoors to outdoors and built a platform in its 16-acre garden. Events and programs director Brittany Jones says fire pits and decorations add…

Photo by Paulette Phlipot

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: These Bay Area residents found new careers during the pandemic — by choice or necessity

Excerpt: Bryan Garza “It’s like a game of Whac-A-Mole,” says Bryan Garza of his new position, coordinating upkeep and events for the 645-acre property, which includes a 16-acre garden and…

Photo by Jeff Bartee

Filoli Historic House and Garden Earns 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Holiday Historic Home Tour

San Francisco Bay Area Landmark Places Ninth in USA TODAY National Contest; Introduces New Virtual Tour of Festively Decorated Mansion WOODSIDE, Calif., December 18, 2020 — Filoli Historic House and…

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Victoria Magazine: Yule Amid the Bloom

Along California’s San Francisco Peninsula, Christmas may not come with sleigh rides in the snow, but at Filoli Historic House & Garden, it arrives in breathtaking style, with floral displays, twinkling…