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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”…

General Support consists of single-day, seasonal and short term projects in the Horticulture and Collections departments. These assignments do not usually require additional training beyond the initial volunteer orientation. There is no minimum service hours requirement to participate in General Support.

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…

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The Invisible Wing: Life of a Servant

By Claudia Savin Filoli, and other country estates like it, could not have run without servants. They are often overlooked, since it was their job to live and work behind…

Winter

What is Winter Solstice?

By Julie Bly Devere The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the…