Filoli: Big and Bright and not Your Average Old Estate
As I write my recap of the Filoli Flower Show (which took place May 10th-13th) I must say — I never tire of Filoli. Every time I go there’s something new and fun going on.
This year’s Flower Show had the theme “The Secret Garden, Discover the Magic,” and it sure was magical because all the flowers were all in bloom — just in time for a perfect Mother’s Day Weekend!
Every year the show honors a special contributor, and the event this year honored Tom Rodgers, the Filoli Curator from 1998-2011. Tom is well respected, and his love and passion for the Filoli Estate will never die.
Something funny that I realized at the show is that Tom and I have something in common! What, you make ask? Well, both of us are “Curators”!
Being a Curator is a big job. To have the responsibility of collecting and showcasing things (whether they’re flower displays or online products) people will like a huge undertaking, and I now have more respect for Tom than ever before.
Anyways, while I was at Filoli, I took a few snapshots (you may have seen them on Twitter) for those that couldn’t attend. Enjoy!
(Above) A unique floral arrangement using stacked cardboard by Sogetsu Ikebana School.
(Above) Another shot of the Sunken Garden. I was trying to make it look old fashioned!
(Above) A mini arrangement. You might not be able to tell in this photo, but this arrangement was only about 3 inches tall!
(Above) This arrangement, on the other hand, was so big that it demanded its own room!