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The Fate of Filoli Fruit

By Director of Horticulture Jim Salyards When the fruit trees in the Garden start bearing ripe fruit in summer and fall, visitors often ask, “What does Filoli do with all…

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Gardening For Victory: Direct Sow for Fall

This blog is the third installment of our Filoli “Gardening for Victory” series, which offers tips, tricks, and encouragement to all you aspiring home gardeners. Today, we’ve got some advice…

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The Decades of Entertainment

Just like it took a village to run the Estate in the Bourn and Roth days, it takes a village to create new Filoli exhibitions. Staff from Collections, Interpretation, and…

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Pride Student Show

I’ve tried to spare you. I really don’t want to say it. But here’s the thing: We are in unprecedented times. Everything we planned at Filoli this year has not…

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Dynasty! #FilmedAtFiloli

Filoli is not just the home of the Bourn and the Roth families – it is also known as the home of the Carrington Family on the hit 1980s TV…

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The History of Pride at Filoli

Brittany’s Pride at Filoli Story In January of 2019, Kevin Wisney and I, both working in the Visitor Services Department at the time, found ourselves discussing a big “what if”…

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Starting Your Victory Garden

This blog is the second installment of our Filoli “Gardening for Victory” series, which offers tips, tricks, and encouragement to all you aspiring home gardeners. Today, we’ve got some advice about…

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Gardening For Victory

An uptick in seed sales. Plant nurseries classified as essential businesses. Instagram feeds full of picturesque window-sill herbs.  It seems this enforced shelter-in-place is inspiring a comeback of home gardening…

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Jim Salyards, Celebrating 25 Years in the Garden

With the celebration of my 25th anniversary at Filoli in February, I’ve had more than a few opportunities to recount the path that brought me to this point in my…

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The Innocent Weed

Filoli is covered in a carpet of colorful blooms, but what do Filoli’s horticulturists see?  Weeds! As much as we soak in the beauty of the Garden in spring, we…