Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Summer Series Jazz Concerts
Filoli hosts world-class entertainment during six Sunday afternoon jazz concerts on an outdoor stage surrounded by graceful oak trees, where guests are pampered by gracious Filoli volunteers. Filoli is celebrating its 22nd season of Jazz concerts. A Jazz at Filoli ticket includes all-day admission to the beautiful gardens at Filoli, snacks and drinks, including beer and white wine during the concert, and free parking. Gourmet box lunches are available for purchase in advance. All concerts begin at 1:30 p.m and the series runs from June 24 - September 23. For concert information, to purchase tickets, or to order gourmet boxed lunches, visit Filoli's website,, or call the Filoli Ticket Office on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at (650) 364-8300, ext. 508. Parking is free. 86 Canada Road, Woodside , CA 94062


Long out of print, the popular Herbs: The Complete Gardener's Guide by Patrick Lima (Firefly Publishing, 2012, $24.95) is once more available. It's a comprehensive guide filled with magnificent color photographs by Turid Forsyth, as well as beautiful watercolor illustrations. The book covers all major categories of herbs, their cultivation and uses, including culinary and medicinal. The book is very readable and should be part of every gardener's resource library.

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