A little over two weeks ago I was outside of San Francisco leading a floral design workshop. The setting was the magnificent Woodside CA estate called Filoli. Long time tv fans might recognize this façade from the opening credits of “Dynasty”.
Filoli was built in 1915-1917 by the Bourn family.
The name Filoli comes from Mr. Bourn’s credo: Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.
In 1936, the Roth family bought Filoli and began building collections of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
There are 16 acres of beautiful gardens. The whole property was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1975.
A long walkway leads through to the cutting and vegetable gardens.
This shows that hundreds of even the most mundane flower can have great impact.
The classic cupola is on the former carriage house which is now home to a stunning store.
The talented participants created these layered designs using NZ flax, anthurium, pincushion protea, carnations, and leucadendron.
The education building was filled with the scents of heirloom apples.
This entry was posted in Filoli
and tagged art and flowers
, National Trust
. Bookmark the permalink