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Filoli Gardens, April 25th

You will have your CHOICE of days to visit Filoli this April! Your first choice is Thursday, April 11th, the second is Thursday, April 25th. This is the perfect time to visit Filoli Gardens, during the week when the estate is much less crowded, a real PLUS for us photographers. Recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654-acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden. You will have MUCH to photograph! Ask your boss for the day off and pack up the macro lens! With 12 or more people, the cost will be $12.65 per person to enter Filoli. Please note, you must pay in advance to RSVP. We need a minimum of 12 people, maximum of 25. Rain cancels. Tripods are only allowed in SPECIFIC areas. More information to follow on that AND carpooling, etc. as we get closer to April. No picnicking, but there is a Cafe onsite where you can get some lunch. For more information, go to Filoli.org

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  • Jan L.

    Thanks everyone for going the distance for this event, I hope you all enjoyed the gardens. It was fun for me to go back for the second time in 2 weeks!

    2 · April 26, 2013

  • Mary H

    Had a great day, thanks Jan, loved the gardens and the house.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Cheryl G

    It was a beautiful day. Lovely garden. Looking forward to going back and seeing it as it changes through the season. Fun to see everyone and hang out. I'm sorry I couldn't stick around for the bridge shoot. Hope you got some great shots.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Karen

    Really enjoyed the day. Thanks Jan!

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    Thanks for organizing a beautiful outing today, Jan. Hope you were able to photograph the full moon on your trip back!

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Jerome

    Outstanding...! Turned out to be a beautiful day with sun, beautiful location...! Great photo ops...!Thanks, Jan...Job well done...!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Veronica

    It was wonderful. The grounds were well groomed and the plants/flowers were great subjects.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Robert B.

    I had a great time today. I am going to start watching the blooming calendar. I think I will have to come back each month just to see the new blooms. I hope the house repairs are completed before Christmas. The house is supposed to be amazing at Christmas.

    2 · April 25, 2013

  • Bob M.

    Beautiful

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day, beautiful gardens

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Rich

    Great meetup!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Cheryl G

    Those leaving from Sacramento, how much time are you allowing yourself to get to the gardens taking traffic into consideration?

    April 24, 2013

    • Lucille van O.

      Cheryl, I hate to tell you this, but it's going to be brutal. I'm already here, and the drive for the last 20 miles from the airport to Palo alto took over an hour (it was 3:30 when I hit the airport from 101. It's going to take a minimum of 3 hours in the morning, with at least an hour between Albany and SF. If you can find another 2 people to travel with you, you can use the carpool lane which will speed things up enormously.

      1 · April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Lucille: you are so smart to get there a day early!

      April 25, 2013

  • Rich

    3hrs to be safe. Hard to judge w/traffic so variable. 2 hrs w/no traffic .

    April 24, 2013

  • Doug A.

    Tied to my day job, can't get away :(

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in going next door to Pulgas Water Temple after Filoli Garden for some photo opps? It is very beautiful (5 min away).

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Jan, never mind i figured it out..i was using my ipad, but it appears that we had to click on "RSVP" here, before it will automatically bring us to the paypal site, which was already set up with your info. thanks. see ya next wk.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I try to pay but somehow my credit card isnt getting accepted through. Pls advise

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i'm not very familiar with PayPal. Don't you need to give me an email address or an account for me to pay the "payee"

      April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please call me[masked] Jan, thanks!

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am just a novice. May I come and get some basic pointers from you experienced photographers

    April 7, 2013

  • Suzanne G. C.

    Neither dates work for me.

    February 28, 2013

  • Lucille van O.

    Can't wait! I've heard wonderful things about it.

    February 26, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

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Additional notes: Meetup will be canceled if attendance is less than 12. Rain cancels.

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