Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Orchard Tours
Visit the fruit orchards of Filoli and learn how to tend your own fruit trees, Thursdays and Saturdays, through October, 24, 2009, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Fee: Visitors taking a docent-led Orchard Tour pay the general admission to Filoli ($12 for adults and $5 for children and students with ID), which also includes access to the House and Garden. There is no extra charge for the Orchard Tour. No charge to Filoli members. (The exception is October 3rd Autumn Festival.) Tickets: Advance registration is required. Contact Filoli at 650-364-8300 XT 509 to make a reservation with the Visitors Center. Visitors may not tour the Orchard without a Docent. Tour Filoli's unique heirloom orchard and learn about the tradition of how Filoli is conserving not only the rare fruits and trees, but also this defining landscape feature of our country estate.

Web Finds

Two Green Thumbs
Everything for the miniature garden enthusiast is contained in the easy-to-navigate Two Green Thumbs Web site. Miniature plants, statuary, how-to ideas, tools and even tiny working fountains. It's all here.


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