May 14, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm PST
Join Filoli, Tudor Place and Shofusu Japanese Culture Center for these Virtual Garden Profiles in celebration of Go Public Gardens Days. We’ll be showcasing research, history, collections and other incredible features via this Zoom webinar.
3:00 pm PST: Tudor Place
Tudor Place Garden: Over 200 Years of Growth
3:30 pm PST: Filoli
Inspiration from a Garden: Culture and Community at Filoli
Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is nestled on a slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by more than 23,000 acres of the protected Peninsula watershed. To the two families who lived here, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. As we strive to connect our rich history with a vibrant future we’ve taken our inspiration from the diversity and interconnectedness of a garden. After all, it’s right in front of us!
4:00 pm PST: Shofusu Japanese Cultural Center
Elements of Japanese Gardens: guided virtual walkthrough of Shofuso
How do Japanese gardens differ from Western gardens? Through this guided tour of Shofuso, a 17th century-style Japanese house and garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park, learn what makes Japanese gardens unique. Shofuso Head Gardener Sandi Polyakov will guide you through the historical site and traditional elements, such as the koi pond, the tea garden, the island and more.