Gardening for Victory

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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 for many, harkening back to the era of victory gardens during World War I and II. Though we might not be facing the kind of … Read More

Essential Gardening | Revisiting the Spring of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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 Huang reflect on the spring of 2020. While Filoli was closed from March 16 – May 11 due to the … Read More

Celebrating a Jazz at Filoli Milestone During COVID-19

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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. I too was looking forward to hearing some great jazz artists and am equally disappointed. Instead, I thought it would be very interesting and … Read More

The Fate of Filoli Fruit

Friday, August 21, 2020

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 its fruit?” Learn more below about the many ways we make use of the fruit from our orchards, including harvesting for fruit butters and apple … Read More

Gardening for Victory: Direct Sow for Fall

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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 about how to sow seeds for your Fall garden. Behold the power of the seed! Sowing seeds directly into the soil is a low-cost and … Read More

The Decades of Entertainment

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

*The historic House may be closed due to state and county restrictions 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 Facilities collaborate to re- envision the rooms in House, which are themed around … Read More