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Cover Story - December 11, 2019

A tree for all seasons

An unusual holiday tree captures the year-round beauty of Filoli's gardens

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

Floral decorating for the holiday season usually means being limited to holly, ivy, pine and other seasonal evergreens. The staff and volunteers at Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside have found a way to bring the beauty of spring and summer flowers, grown on the estate, inside for their annual Holidays at Filoli celebration, which continues until Dec. 30. It takes the form of a 9-foot-tall Christmas tree decorated with dried flowers and placed prominently in the entry foyer of the Georgian revival mansion.

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Posted by WLB
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Dec 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm

The tree for all seasons at Filoli is truly beautiful and the work of many hands. Your article contains just a slight incorrect statement about the cutting garden, indicating it’s in an area not usually seen by visitors. Yet the cutting garden has always been open and available for any visitor to see on a walk around the estate. In fact, the map of Filoli clearly labels the cutting garden and its location. I would encourage people to visit that section of the garden.

I was not sure what category to choose for this comment as there was no selection for the cover story. So I picked Woodside because that’s where Filoli is located.

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