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East Bay Times: Q&A: ‘The Bulb Guy’ Rich Santoro talks about his spring bloom obsession (28,000 bulbs this year!)

Excerpt: SANTORO’S 5 FAVORITE GARDENS TO VISIT: Hakone Gardens, Saratoga: One of the finest Japanese gardens in the Bay Area — if not the finest. Meticulous. Filoli, Woodside: A must-go,…

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Secret San Francisco: You Have To Visit This Historical Country Estate And Its Breathtaking Gardens

Excerpt: Filoli’s gardens are unique in that they bloom all year round, thanks to seasonal planting and carefully planned maintenance by the estate’s 14 full-time horticulturalists. Over 75,000 spring bulbs are planted…

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Nob Hill Gazette: What To Do This Weekend: March 18-21

Excerpt: Partake in a conversation about women in horticulture  Woodside’s Filoli Historic House & Garden wraps up its month-long Women’s Speaker Series with Women of Filoli’s Horticulture Team, featuring Leslie Freitas, Lisa…

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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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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…

Frosty Morning At The Sundial

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…

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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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…