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Pollinator Detail In The Sunken

Pollinators at Filoli

This summer, Filoli’s Fruitful Garden exhibit highlights the gifts of edible, medicinal, and pollinator plants with a vibrant display of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. To celebrate Pollinator Week (June 21-27,…

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Object Spotlight: James Washington Jr. Granite Sculpture

This oval granite stone with its graceful curving lines captures the essence of a sleeping owl, with its beak tucked under its wing. The artist is the African American sculptor…

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From Orchard to Grove and Back: Olive Orchard Restoration

Guests who have visited Filoli in the past few weeks have stared in wonder at the renovation to the olive grove in front of the House. Learn more about the olive orchard restoration.

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Refinishing Filoli’s Oak Floors

By Julie Bly DeVere, Director of Museum Collections Over the last few years, we have slowly been refinishing the floors in the main rooms of the House back to their…

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Object Spotlight: 19th Century Snuff Box

Within Filoli’s Museum Object Collection is a small group of 18th to 19th century snuff boxes and trinketboxes originally meant to contain a day’s worth of snuff; a smokeless tobacco…

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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.

Early Daffodil Meadow With Magnolia Blooming

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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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…

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

All About Bonsai

Did you know that Filoli’s collection includes more than 50 bonsai? They’ll be on display through the end of February in the Garden House and on the Dining Room Terrace.…

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Object Spotlight: Reticulated Chestnut Basket

Filoli’s Museum Object Collection contains hundreds of porcelain and ceramic objects. One of the largersub collections within the collection is Chinese Export porcelain. Which is fitting since both the Bourns…