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Latest updates and re-openings plus some Mother’s Day suggestions

Here’s an update about new offerings, re-openings and some Mother’s Day suggestions. From Praveen Madan of Kepler’s Books: “We are super excited to announce the launch of a new Community Reads @ Home program in partnership with our fellow book nerds at the Menlo Park Library. We invite you to join us in reading one […]

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The calendar may say “winter” but it’s looking like spring at Filoli

InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg visited Filoli in Woodside yesterday and from her resulting photographs, it looks like spring has sprung in the gardens there. Here’s the official scoop: The fruit trees and hyacinths are starting to bloom. The magnolias and camellias are out right now. The daffodils are at their peak. The tulips are still a week […]

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Capturing Filoli’s holiday splendor with new Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

A few months back I upgraded to the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max primarily for its new camera system. The new system includes three separate cameras and lenses which provide three different focal lengths. Apple calls them wide, ultra wide and telephoto. Note: It’s ironic with today’s technology that this small handheld device includes three […]

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Longtime Filoli volunteer Suzanne Legallet champions expanded internship program

Suzanne Legallet, a longtime volunteer at Filoli Historic House and Garden, is serving as honorary host of its annual gala and auction taking place on Friday, September 13. While the gala raises funds for all programs, projects and events, the proceeds from this year’s Fund-a-Need will benefit the nonprofit’s internship program — which Suzanne has […]

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“Nests: Patterns from Nature” by W. Gary Smith on display at Filoli

Artist and landscape artist W. Gary Smith says his mission is simple – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. That is much on display at an environmental art exhibition currently on exhibit at Filoli in Woodside through November 10. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most wandered Filoli’s grounds to capture the myriad […]

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Filoli’s gardens are beautiful even in the rain

InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg stopped at Filoli on Friday afternoon just before it closed. “It was treat to see it damp, thanks to all the rain,” she emailed. Frances, a Menlo Park resident, has long been represented by Portola Art Gallery at the Allied Arts where you can view her work. Here we present […]

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Filoli kicks off the its summer season with 30th annual flower show

Now through August 30, Filoli in Woodside is celebrating the Colors of California, which the estate kicked off with its 30th annual Flower Show last weekend. The theme was California Kaleidoscope in honor of the history and environment of California. The show featured over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including a […]

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Lurline Matson Roth Coonan passes away at age 97

Lurline Matson Roth Coonan, who grew up at Filoli, passed peacefully with her family at the age of 97 on August 13, leaving a deep and enduring legacy to the estate. Lurline first came to Filoli in 1937 as a 17-year-old when her parents, Lurline Matson Roth and William P. Roth, purchased the estate. She often […]

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Tickets on sale for Filoli’s 30th annual flower show, “California Kaledioscope”

Filoli’s 30th annual Flower Show, “California Kaleidoscope,” will take place from May 31st through June 3rd, spotlighting over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including an exposition of Ikebana designs by local artists who specialize in the unique Japanese floral art form. The 2018 Flower Show exhibitors include American Rhododendron […]

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Filoli makes changes in visitor access, staffing and volunteer training as it looks to the future

This year, under new leadership, Filoli has expanded hours of operation and the community response was very positive. “We have experienced nearly a 30% increase in attendance just by opening our doors more widely,” said Kara Newport, Chief Executive Officer at Filoli, who was brought on board just a year ago. Filoli is now exploring […]

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