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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…

Bonsai Terrace Looking South With Morning Light

All About Bonsai

During the month of May, Filoli honors Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage and artforms. Highlights from Filoli’s collection of more than 50 bonsai will be on display all month…

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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…

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Through the Garden Gate: Filoli’s Bonsai Collection

Bonsai has graced the Filoli estate dating back to the Bourn era and continues today as a sizable and stunning collection. Jim Salyards, Director of Horticulture Peter del Tredici, emeritus…

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Learn How Filoli’s Fruit Press Works!

See our fruit press in action! As summer winds to a close, our staff harvests the fruit from the Gentleman’s Orchard and the Family Orchard in the Garden. With more…

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Essential Gardening | Revisiting the Spring of COVID-19

In this excerpt from Essential Gardening: Public Gardens in the Spring of COVID-19, from the Arnoldia, a publication of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, director of horticulture Jim Salyards, and former plant collections fellow Terry…

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Celebrating a Jazz at Filoli Milestone During COVID-19

This year Filoli planned a very special celebration of 30 years of Jazz at Filoli.  Many of you probably planned to attend, but unfortunately, that won’t happen due to COVID-19 restrictions.…

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The Fate of Filoli Produce

When the fruit trees and vegetable plants in the Garden start bearing ripe produce in summer and fall, visitors often ask, “What does Filoli do with all its produce?” Learn…

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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…