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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…


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…