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Everything you need to know to tour the Bay’s Filoli garden estate

July 28, 2017

William Bowers Bourn had a credo: “To fight for a just cause; to love your fellow man; to live a good life.” Take the first two letters of “fight,” “love,” and “live” and what do you have? Filoli, the extraordinary garden estate Bourn built about thirty miles south of San Francisco. With its Gilded Age […]

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A dry climate and a wake-up call

February 7, 2017

In this excerpt from her book, The Bold Dry Garden, Johanna Silver honors the legacy of Ruth Bancroft and the pioneering landscaping of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With diverging public attitudes toward the current climate crisis, garden preservation, waterwise planting, and conservation activism have never been more important—let Ruth Bancroft’s fearless gardening be your guide.

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Bold and dry garden advice

October 5, 2016

Make your home garden bolder and more water conscious with these lessons from The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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